Philadelphians feel squeezed as US economy seems to hum. That's a poverty problem

July 10, 2018

Nine years into recession recovery, the upper 1 percent is thriving, while workers’ chances to see increased wages are waning, experts say.

Unions are eroding in influence, as globalization and technology (checkout computers at Target instead of cashiers) are keeping worker wages low, says Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Philadelphia Inquirer, July 9, 2018

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