The Apprenticeship Wage and Participation Gap – Center for American Progres…

In recent years, U.S. apprenticeship programs have become popular among politicians, workforce advocates, workers, and employers—and it’s easy to understand why. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), people who complete an apprenticeship program can expect to earn an average annual income of approximately $60,000—slightly above the 2016 U.S. national median household income.1 Yet,…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rips Joe Crowley for Staying on ‘Third-Party’ Ball…

The insanity of New York election law spilled out into a public tit-for-tat on Thursday morning, as insurgent Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused her former primary opponent Rep. Joe Crowley of “mounting a 3rd party challenge” after her stunning defeat of the powerful House Democrat little more than two weeks ago. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rips…