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What it's like to live on low wages in North Carolina
North Carolina Mom Tries to Make It on Less Than $10 an Hour. Sometimes She Doesn’t.

Ieisha Franceis, a mother and grandmother in Durham, North Carolina, talks about the hardships she endures just trying to make ends meet.

Unemployment
‘You Don’t Care About Us’: Unemployed Americans Say Their Government Has Failed Them

The latest jobless claims report shows the number of applications are inching back up again. We spoke to people around the country about what life is like unemployed in a pandemic.

Low-wage workers in Florida
‘I’m Barely Making It’: Florida Workers Share What It’s Like to Live on Less Than $10 an Hour

“I haven't celebrated my birthday in four years. I haven't been able to take that chance, I just can't risk taking that day off. I’ve had deaths in my family and I can't risk going to the funeral to lose hours.”

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Pregnancy Discrimination Still Happens. This Bill Would Ensure Workers Get the Protections They Need.

Discriminating against a pregnant person is illegal in the United States for more than 40 years, but as these women's stories show, it still happens.

Experts say Joe Biden's economic plan will help more Americans
Trump Pretends the Stock Market Is the Economy, Again. Experts Say Biden’s Plan Is Better for American Workers.

In Tuesday night's debate, President Trump continued to claim that the stock market would save the country. Meanwhile, economists say Biden and Democrats would be better for jobs.

By keeping taxes flat for 98% of Americans, Biden says his plan will help lift the working class (Shutterstock).
Middle-Class Americans Should Be Earning More, According to Biden. He Says His Tax Plan Will Help.

According to one study, the American middle class should be earning $42,000 more per worker. That's a stark contrast to how tax breaks have helped the wealthiest Americans get even richer under Trump.

Independent contractors
A New Labor Department Proposal Could End Up Stripping Some Workers of Their Rights

The Trump administration proposed a new rule this week that could make it more difficult for some workers to be classified as employees.