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May 22, 1964
President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms: to bring “an end to poverty and racial injustice” in America.
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Wage Gap Is Still Alive and Kicking
Posted On: Feb 28, 2019
Feb. 28, 2019 | WAGES | Wages for low-income workers are on the way up, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), thanks to increases in the minimum wage. But there are still large, systematic gaps that must be conquered if real income inequality reform is going to take place. According to findings detailed in “The State of Working America: Wages 2018,” state-level minimum wage hikes have spurred wage growth between 2017 and 2018 for workers earning in the bottom 20 to 30 percent of the nation. That fact, said EPI senior economist Elise Gould said, is proof that “policy matters.” But those laws can only do so much… Teamsters
 
 
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