Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tag: Fight for $15

Labor rights advocates’ Fight for $15 has helped millions of workers

“The success of the movement for higher wages... only reaffirms how far out of step lawmakers in Congress are from their constituents, as they continue to refuse to raise the federal minimum wage.”

Fight for 15 day of action targets McDonald’s

“We are nothing without food workers. Period. I’m so thankful that you all are doing this because it’s important that we really talk about McDonald’s specifically.”

Pay a living wage or ‘flip your own damn burgers’: Progressives...

"We do not have a shortage of willing workers in this country. We have a shortage of employers who are willing to pay workers enough to live."

‘Shameful’: Millionaire senators vote against popular minimum wage raise that would...

"It is baffling that any member of the U.S. Senate could look at the crisis this country is enduring and decide that tens of millions of low-income workers should not get a raise."

Essential work and the struggle for $15

“Why don’t we stop treating it as entirely normal that the more obviously one’s work benefits others, the less one is likely to be paid for it.”

Rep. Ro Khanna: Democrats should ignore the Senate Parliamentarian and pass...

“I don’t know any part of this country where someone can survive on $7.25.”

150K+ voters back $15 minimum wage as Biden and Harris pushed...

"The passage of a $15 federal minimum wage and elimination of the subminimum wages for tipped workers, workers with disabilities, and youth workers would guarantee a livable wage for all workers."

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill with $15 minimum wage...

The bill includes a $15 minimum wage increase, an extension of unemployment insurance, survival checks, and $20 billion for a national vaccination program.

Ensuring the minimum wage keeps up with economic growth would be...

While its chances in the Senate appear slim, the proposal has brought national attention to the minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 since 2009.

‘Together we fight, together we will win’: Workers strike nationwide to...

"We have won $15 in cities and states across the country. And now, it is time to win $15 nationwide."

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Ultimate rightwing transgression: the mockery of politics as a preposterous joke 

The Big Lie is "yoked to an older deception, without which it could not survive: the idea that American politics is a joke," attackable without consequences.

Tax the rich? We did that once

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Puerto Rican cities sue fossil fuel companies in major class-action, climate fraud case

Municipalities aim to hold industry liable for damages from catastrophic 2017 hurricanes.