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US Capitol of inequality

By Ed Lazere

The federal government is a major culprit behind gaping income gaps in Washington DC, thanks to its contracting process. About one-third of jobs on federal contracts in DC pay less than a family living wage, in a city that is one of the most expensive and most unequal in the country. In fact, the number of workers in the city performing federal contract work at less than a living wage is larger than the entire workforce of the DC region’s largest private employer, Northrop Grumman.”

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