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Labor Issues

Articles

The New Blue Collar: Temporary Work, Lasting Poverty and the American Warehouse,” Dave Jamieson, huffingtonpost.com, December 20, 2011

Trickle-Down Misery in LA” – Unions & LA Newsweek, May 2010

Schoolyard Brawl, thedailybeast/Newsweek, March 2010

TV Shows
“Minimum Wage,” from the F/X Series, “30 Days,” aired 6/15/05

Web Resources

Bridging the Gap,” a student-produced five minute video about the wage gap that appears when minimum-wage workers who earn higher wages experience a decrease in spending power. From Gettysburg College.

Spent,” an excellent exercise that illustrates difficult choices people with low incomes face in allocating resources and making ends meet

Against Our Will, an mtvU campaing about modern-day slavery