income http://wrvo.org en Study says low-income employment harms employee health http://wrvo.org/post/study-says-low-income-employment-harms-employee-health <p></p><p>They’re the people you probably come in contact with every day: the custodians, the restaurant workers, the landscape employees who make an average of fewer than ten dollars an hour. But what is it like to be&nbsp; a low-income worker in Syracuse and how does it impact their health? One agency asked these questions to 275 local workers. While the answers weren’t surprising, they provide a basis for future initiatives.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:04:38 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55005 at http://wrvo.org Study says low-income employment harms employee health New York wage growth behind national average http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-wage-growth-behind-national-average <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Personal income growth in New York state remained below the national average in 2011, a new report shows. Figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis show growth in some areas of New York were almost 2 percentage points below the national average of 5.2 percent. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:30:29 +0000 Kate O'Connell 29732 at http://wrvo.org New York wage growth behind national average Study finds rich get richer, the rest decline http://wrvo.org/post/study-finds-rich-get-richer-rest-decline <p>A union-funded think tank finds that New York has the greatest income disparity in the nation. The Fiscal Policy Institute says that trend continues, with the top one percent gaining more financial resources, while the middle class is falling behind and the numbers of the poor are growing. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:49:42 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29336 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand pushes for women and paycheck fairness http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-pushes-women-and-paycheck-fairness <p>New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing for the U.S. Senate to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.</p><p>The proposed legislation would hold employers accountable for pay inequity among women employees. It would also make it easier for workers to pursue back pay and help women negotiate for higher salaries.</p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 20:30:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 19698 at http://wrvo.org