Stories tagged: income inequality
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Wage disparity took another turn for the worse last year
The picture on income inequality in America just got a little bleaker. Top wage earners last year made 5.05 times what their lowest-income counterparts took home, the widest gap in …
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016, midnight
Robert J. Samuelson: Income advances slowed, not reversed
Tax, immigration reform needed to slow increasing gap in incomes.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 5, 2015, midnight
Dana Milbank: Party populists outnumber moderate Democrats
Both parties moving away from middle of political spectrum.
Sat., Jan. 31, 2015, midnight
Shawn Vestal: Economy finally recovering … for the 1 percent
We’re No. 9! A new analysis of income growth in America confirms and updates the depressing reality of our so-called economic recovery: Virtually all recent bounceback has occurred in the …
Fri., Sept. 26, 2014, midnight
$15 minimum-wage advocate will deliver message Thursday in Pullman, Spokane
On Wednesday the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the minimum wage for workers at the city’s big hotels to more than $15 an hour. To Nick Hanauer, that …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 15, 2011, 2:24 p.m.
Police bust NYC ‘Occupy’ protest in nighttime sweep
Hundreds of police officers in riot gear raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City in the pre-dawn darkness today, evicting hundreds of demonstrators and demolishing the tent …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2011, 5:41 p.m.
Wealthy 1 percent use site to support the 99 percent
While members of the so-called 99 percent take part in Occupy Wall Street protests, a new website lets some of the wealthy 1 percent declare their support for the movement.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2011, midnight
Occupy Spokane weighs future
Sometimes there are only one or two people carrying signs and waving at cars passing by the little triangle of city property on a corner of Riverside Avenue and Monroe …