This show suggested that the fast food industry pays wages that are so low that

This show suggested that the fast food industry pays

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This show suggested that the fast food industry pays wages that are so low that taxpayers have to provide public assistance (food stamps, etc.) to its workers just so they can survive, and that costs, every year,seven billion dollarsYou will not find the answer to this question in the video, you will have to use common sense. The question: why do you suppose Congress has not already raised the minimum wage?Because business lobbyists have convinced them that it would be bad for businessMary Kay Henry is shown speaking to the UAW Convention. What does UAW stand for?Mary Kay Henry refers to Walter Reuther in her speech. Who was Walter Reuther?Mary Kay Henry referred to 3 historical leaders who dared to change history -- one to stop slavery, one to get the vote for women, and one who fought for racial equality.Which 3 did she mention?Here's one that takes some mathematical skills to get it right -- 46% of the current workforce is women, and of that workforce, 60% earn $8 an hour or less, so what part of the total US workforce is made up of women earning $8 an hour or less? For 2 whole points, let's do some arithmetic!!!! 27.6%What fraction of American women are neither primary breadwinners nor co-earnersin American households today? 2/3Sociologist A Hochschild refers to the fact that women often have to work for a livingand then come home to another whole job raising the family as The Second ShiftJoan Williams is from which University in the UC system? Hastings
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There are millions of businesses owned by women in the US today. Approximately how many millions of businesses are owned by women? 9.1 millionWhat percentage of women under 30 who are having children are doing it without being married? 50%Of the following fields, the one in which women are least well represented is engineersDo women owned businesses employ more people than the huge Fortune 500 corporations? Absolutely yesThe lecture suggests that having more and more women in higher and higher positions in the workforce will be much betterAt least how many more topics do I want to lecture about? 9Of the topics we are covering this week, which one do I say will most likely “rock your” world? Women in the WorkplaceThe founder of Green for All is Van JonesThe area of environmental improvements which excites Phaedra the most is waterThe book written by the founder of Green for All (G4A) and on which the work of G4A is based is titled “The Green Collar Economy”Phaedra grew up in the most polluted area in the greater San Francisco Bay region, which is a city named SuisunVarious factors, according to Phaedra, are leading "green" companies to locate in the USA, instead of going to China or other countries where labor is cheap; the factors include all the aboveIn Los Angeles, a giant German company called Siemens, has stated that if it is chosen to build new railway cars for LA's rail system, it will build them in Los AngelesRight now, a $2 billion project is underway to update San Francisco’s water delivery systemPhiladelphia is spending $2 billion to re-build which of its systems? water
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