Hotel housekeepers make the beds but still can’t afford to lie in them

This week marks the beginning of summer—family reunions, barbeques, and beach vacations— for those who can afford it. Those who can’t include hotel housekeepers, who like many U.S. workers over the past three decades have seen the standard features of a middle-class lifestyle grow even farther out of reach while productivity has more than doubled. …

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The Price of Housing in Louisiana

Over a third of Louisiana households rent their residences, and the cost of keeping a roof over their heads contributes to the economic insecurity in the lives of many workers. The latest statistics compiled by the National Low Income Housing Coalition show that more than a quarter of renter households in the state are considered “extremely low income.” In order to afford a two-bedroom apartment, a worker’s family must earn $15.27 per hour — or more than twice the current minimum wage.

http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/SHP-LA.pdf