More women than ever are CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies and in every day households more women are bringing home bigger paychecks than their husbands.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average continued Monday to flirt with an all-time record high, but while corporations and CEO’s are getting richer; the same can’t be said for the workers producing the materials for those corporations.
The Southernmost City is one of just four cities in the United States where the median income for women exceeds that of men.
Unions have been in decline in the United States for years as states, like Florida, became right-to-work states. Last year, union membership fell to its lowest level since the 1930’s with just 11.3 percent of workers in unions.
South Florida workers are finally making the same amount of money as they did in 2007, a PayScale Index report indicated.
Several new laws take effect January 1, restricting this and cutting that, but one welcome law is an increase in Florida’s minimum wage.
Each week, Florida women are earning 16% less than Florida men, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
With support eroding for a new privately built and operated federal detention center in Southwest Ranches, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced late Friday that it was abandoning plans for the center, a victory for opponents and a blow to those who saw it as a source of tax revenue and jobs.
President Barack Obama’s job approval rating has hit 50 percent for the first time in nearly eight months in a new Washington Post poll that could spell trouble for Republicans in the 2012 elections.
The Great Recession may finally be starting to loosen its grip on the labor force in the United States.