Personal Incomes http://www.kunc.org en Weld County Wages Low For State, But Growing Fast http://www.kunc.org/post/weld-county-wages-low-state-growing-fast <p>Weld County had the largest increase in employment in the country in 2013. But compared to the rest of Front Range, <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26063068/jobs-up-weld-county-but-wages-among-lowesthttp:/www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26063068/jobs-up-weld-county-but-wages-among-lowest">its wages are relatively low</a>.</p><p>That difference is quickly changing though, as the impacts of the energy boom continue to trickle through the region's economy.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:43:23 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58489 at http://www.kunc.org Weld County Wages Low For State, But Growing Fast Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes http://www.kunc.org/post/fast-food-ceos-earn-supersize-salaries-workers-earn-small-potatoes At a time when fast-food workers make an average of about $9 an hour, what are the chief executives bringing home?<p>According to a <a href="http://www.demos.org/publication/fast-food-failure-how-ceo-worker-pay-disparity-undermines-industry-and-overall-economy">new report</a>, YUM! (owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut) compensated its CEO $22 million in 2013.<p>Chipotle's CEO took home $13.8 million in total compensation. And McDonald's CEO compensation totaled $7.7 million. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:20:00 +0000 55694 at http://www.kunc.org Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes White House Learns Complications Of Pay Equity Debate http://www.kunc.org/post/white-house-learns-complications-pay-equity-debate Money and politics don't always make for polite conversation, but President Obama tried to tackle both at the White House on Tuesday.<p>Obama signed a pair of executive orders aimed at encouraging conversation about men's and women's pay scales. It's a talk that Democrats hope will yield political gains this year.<p>It also raised questions, though, about how the administration pays its own people.<p>Standing before a crowd of women in the White House East Room, President Obama noted that the average woman working full time in America makes just 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:21:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 55290 at http://www.kunc.org White House Learns Complications Of Pay Equity Debate The Politics Of Equal Pay: It's More Than A Women's Issue http://www.kunc.org/post/politics-equal-pay-its-more-womens-issue The pay equity issue, which President Obama and Democrats are making a central theme of the 2014 midterm election campaign, is often framed as a women's issue. But Democrats are expecting it will also have crossover appeal to men.<p>For many men, it's a matter of self-interest: Two-income families are part of a long-term trend, as many families find two paychecks essential to cover the bills in an era of rising prices and stagnant, if not falling, wages.<p><a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/famee.nr0.htm">U.S. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:38:37 +0000 Frank James 55283 at http://www.kunc.org The Politics Of Equal Pay: It's More Than A Women's Issue Americans Are On The Move, But In The Wrong Direction http://www.kunc.org/post/americans-are-move-wrong-direction Jamika lives in a two-story apartment complex surrounded by a 10-foot-high security gate in San Bernardino, Calif. The yellow paint on the buildings' outside walls is peeling.<p>She doesn't want to use her full name. She doesn't want too many people to know about her situation.<p>Jamika and her siblings had to leave the house her family was renting in South Central L.A. when the property went into foreclosure. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:05:00 +0000 NPR Staff 55220 at http://www.kunc.org Americans Are On The Move, But In The Wrong Direction