RTM 210 notes: 1/23/08 lecture outline Plato: ?You know more than you think you do.? HYPERLINK "https://myasucourses.asu.edu/@@2EB13610F585E839A12D5A5F163B8AC4/courses/1/2008Spring-W-RTM210-32918/content/_2352087_1/ASU%20210%20class%20_2%20-%20Working%20Poor.doc" ASU 210 class _2 - Working Poor.doc (24 Kb) The Working Poor Inspired by Greg Halpern?s ?Harvard Works Because We Do? ? Student at Harvard ? Inspired by Studs Terkel?s ?Working? > workers history ? 1998 began photographing ?custodians? > lowest paid staff ? LPS > janitors, security, grounds, food servers, truck handlers > the INVISIBLE PEOPLE > seen not heard > about 1,000 at Harvard More Background: ? Living wage vs. minimum wage ? $22 billion endowment > ranked 2nd ? Student protest > sit in > supported by faculty > different than civil rights or war protests > for the Blue Collar worker ? Succeeded ??? Living Wage: ? Federal Minimum > State Minimum > Living wage (usually always more) ? Washington based Economic Policy Institute ? Hourly worker should, in a 40 hour work week, earn enough to cover 1. housing 2. food 3. basic living expenses State: minimum wage. ?higher than federal wage. Living wage- $ a week to pay for housing, food, and basic living expenses. Examples from book: ? Carol-Ann Malatesa, p.29 ? Bill Brooks, p.38 ? Judy Alford, p.59 ? Rachael Herman, p.66 ? David Noard, p. 95 ? Gary Newmark, p.108
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