Monday, June 22, 2015

Black and Latino retail workers get treated worse

While the retail industry is known for its paltry pay across the board, skin color has an alarming influence on how many raises and promotions a worker receives.

White retail workers earn $15.32 an hour, on average, while African American and Latino retail workers average less than $11.75, according to a recent analysis of government data by NAACP and Demos, a left-leaning think tank.
The reason is simple: white workers are more likely to be promoted to manager roles, while minority workers are overrepresented among the lower-paid cashier positions.

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