Power to the People: Working to Close the Inequality Gap

Labor activists lined the sidewalk in front of McDonald's on Kennedy Boulevard hoping to grow support for livable wages. - Credit: Janelle Irwin, May 2014

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Power to the People: Working to Close the Inequality Gap

By Amy Beeman

It could be argued that trash collectors have one of the most important functions in a civilized society. These people do essential work that no one really wants to do, but thankfully they do us the service of taking away our rancid smelling diapers and shrimp peels, our piles of unwanted waste. They help everyone. They do important work. According to The U.S. News and World Report, on average