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The Working Poor

The "working poor" are people who have a job - maybe even several - yet are barely scraping by. They’re often invisible... mopping the floors after closing, taking fares at a parking garage, or frying your burger behind the counter. ideastream's Brian Bull shares these profiles in the short series The Working Poor.

In Minimum Wage Debate, Outcome In Seattle Will Play A Big Role

Friday, September 16, 2016 at 9:48 am
Cleveland voters will decide in May on a minimum wage proposal that would get the city to $15/hour in 2021.

Welfare Reform: 20th Anniversary

The Sound of Ideas
Monday, August 22, 2016 at 9:00 am
20 years ago, President Bill Clinton signed welfare reform into law. We'll look at how it affected us here in NEO.

Cleveland's Minimum Wage Battle Is Getting More Complicated

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6:12 pm
City council is considering an increase to a $15 minimum wage, and now there are two new plans to choose from.

Weekly Regional News Roundup

The Sound of Ideas
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 9:00 am
We cover funding for the infant mortality initiative; Ohio's voting laws challenged; and Cleveland taxing AirBnB rentals

Senator Sherrod Brown at The City Club of Cleveland

Ideas
Friday, June 3, 2016 at 8:30 pm
Senator Sherrod Brown discusses solutions to restore the value of work for all Americans regardless of income level

Why Restoring the Value of Work is Essential to Growing Our Economy

The City Club Forum
Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 10:00 am
U.S. Senator for Ohio, Sherrod Brown, discusses what our country needs to focus on to take care of workers everywhere.

Ohio Legislature Approves Ban On Local Hiring Requirements

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 9:29 am
HB 180 would end Cleveland's Fannie Lewis Law, requiring 20% local hiring on publicly funded projects.

$15 Minimum Wage Petition Approved, Heads To City Council

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 3:48 pm
Council will hear the ordinance at its next meeting, Raise Up Cleveland has the option to put it on November ballot.

Our Working Future

The City Club Forum
Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 10:00 am
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt discusses the importance of creating second chances for those who want to work.

Leaping to Another Career

The Sound of Ideas
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9:00 am
Author Tess Vigeland and other guests join us to talk about their career leaps.

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