The American Dream Has Turned into a Grueling Quest for Survival for Millions of People

Sarah Kendzior Al Jazeera English http://www.alternet.org/labor/american-dream-has-turned-grueling-quest-survival-millions-people?paging=off Equal opportunity and upward mobility is a long-lost American Dream. On June 12, 2013, Low Pay Is Not Okay, a group fighting to raise wages for fast food workers, released avideo criticising a budgeting guide created by McDonald’s. The guide showed that McDonald’s workers cannot...

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Time for a Raise in the Minimum Wage

By Amy Goodman Truthdig  http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/time_for_a_raise_in_the_minimum_wage_20130605/ The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech is rapidly approaching, commemorating the historic Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington. But 45 years ago, 1968, the year of his assassination, King was waging the Poor People’s Campaign to eradicate poverty....

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