A report released yesterday declared that victims of domestic abuse who are enrolled in Wisconsin Works, a welfare-to-work program, face "significant barriers" to escaping poverty.
A 1998 survey of 274 domestic violence victims done by the Institute for Wisconsin's Future found that nearly 70 percent of the women surveyed did not let Wisconsin Works agencies know they were victims of domestic violence. Of those, 75 percent were not told how they could get help.
Media Resources: Chicago Tribune - September 21, 1999
10/24/2014 Potential Ballot Measure in DC Would Raise Minimum Wage to $15 - Low-wage workers in Washington, DC might see a significant increase in their pay, thanks to national labor rights group Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC).
This month, the DC Board of Elections approved language submitted by a local chapter of ROC to raise the minimum wage in the District to $15/hour by 2019. . . .