By Alan Pyke on April 15, 2014
Median rent exceeds what the median worker can afford in 90 separate U.S. cities, according to a new analysis.
If it were a country, that figure would represent the third largest economy in the world.
By Alan Pyke on April 9, 2014
The housing industry's unaccountable middle men neglect foreclosed homes in communities of color while maintaining those in white neighborhoods.
Want daily updates on important issues? Subscribe to
By Alan Pyke on April 3, 2014
The people who drive the things you buy from seaports to warehouses are getting cheated of pay by their employers, according to California labor officials.
By Alan Pyke on April 2, 2014
A new poll finds 89 percent of fast food workers are victims of wage theft, and testimony from former McDonald's managers reveals systematic violations.
By Alan Pyke on March 27, 2014
In at least the third big wage theft settlement this year, Domino's franchises in New York acknowledge they routinely stole from their workers.
By Alan Pyke on March 25, 2014
Most people who use payday loans pay them back quickly, but the industry's profits rely entirely on those who get trapped in debt.
By Alan Pyke on March 24, 2014
The unusual legal settlement comes as predatory payday lenders are getting more and more scrutiny nationwide.
By Alan Pyke on March 21, 2014
A new ruling should mean truck drivers stop being misclassified as "independent contractors" and get fair pay.
By Alan Pyke on March 14, 2014
After years of work to get back on her feet, weak minimum wage laws are the only thing impeding Alicia McCrary's drive for self-sufficiency.