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Not Just a Paycheck
  • Sandy Beck worked at the Greenville
    Electrolux factory for 31 years. As a
    supervisor, she earned over $21 an hour, with benefits and union protections. Working in fast food, she makes $7 an hour without benefits or job security. She’s at risk of losing her home – a family farm held for three generations.

  • Psychologist Richard Price directs the University of Michigan Prevention Research Center, which is a national resource on the connections between job loss and health.

  • Sir Michael Marmot is an epidemiologist and director of the groundbreaking
    Whitehall Studies of British civil servants.

  • Harvey Brenner, professor emeritus of Johns Hopkins University, has tracked
    the relationship between unemployment and death rates.

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