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Working Full-Time and Still Living in Poverty

By Roberta Downing, PhD (Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer, APA Public Interest Directorate – Government Relations Office) In the State of the Union, President Obama announced that he would use his authority to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for all federal contractors. The current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Why is […]

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Isn’t It Time LGBT Individuals Were Federally Protected from Discrimination?

By Micah Haskell-Hoehl & Leo Rennie (Public Interest Government Relations Office) Pop quiz – how many states legally allow employers to fire or withhold an offer of employment based on an individual’s gender identity? 34. How about based on an individual’s sexual orientation? 29. The news isn’t much better on the school front.  Only 15 […]