21st-Century Sweatshops: Pretty Nails “Cost” More Than You Think

An investigation launched by the New York Times has recently exposed the devastating, illegal conditions prevalent in many nail salons within New York City – conditions that include the stealing of tips, failure to pay overtime or even minimum wage, and the intense exposure to toxic fumes and chemicals. It’s hardly a reach to conclude that these sort of deplorable practices are occurring in North Carolina as well.

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Women…Like Men, Only Cheaper

Women have overcome many obstacles within the workplace, but unfortunately gender inequality still continues to rear its ugly head. On average, women working full-time earn just 78 cents for every dollar men earn. And this is a trend that doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon. According to a report released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (“IWPR”), it will take until around the year 2058 for that gap to be rectified.

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