Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag: Fight for $15

Bernie Sanders introduces bill to raise minimum wage by $15

"No family in the United States can live on $7.25 an hour. Raising the minimum wage is the right thing to do and long past due.”

Bernie Sanders to re-introduce $15 minimum wage bill to new Congress

Current federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour and has not been raised since 2009.

The ‘jobs for everyone’ fantasy

For the CEOs, soothing talk about a surging economy is a lot easier than actually investing in the country that made them rich.

Bernie Sanders calls out Walt Disney Co. for poverty-level wages

"The time is now to have an economy that works for everyone, not just a handful of billionaires."

Fight for $15 plans massive workers’ strike

"There's no separation between the moral battle for voting rights and participation in democracy and the moral battle against systemic poverty. Those battles go together."

Governors are stiffing workers – and democracy

In Ohio and beyond, governors are signing corporate-backed laws to stop local communities from raising their minimum wages.

Social movements converge on April 4 anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther...

“Every day workers of color across this country face deep-seated racism that would seem to be out of Dr. King’s era, but is, sadly, still reality today.”

Trump’s labor pick, fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder, opposes minimum wage increase...

Andrew Puzder is a longtime Republican donor who’s been a vocal critic of raising the minimum wage, the Fight for 15, expansion of overtime pay, paid sick leave and the Affordable Care Act.

Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary is a big ‘screw you’ to...

Fast food CEO Andrew Puzder opposes higher wages and has supported automating service jobs.

The Fight for $15 celebrates its fourth anniversary with new protests

A federal minimum wage increase may be unlikely under President Trump, but low-wage workers have already won major victories.

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Atlanta prosecutors say they won’t prosecute women under Georgia’s newest abortion law

“As a matter of law (as opposed to politics) this office will not be prosecuting any women under the new law as long as I’m district attorney.”

Climate enemy Biden: The Extinction Rebellion’s top recruiter

“We’ve run out of elections to waste,” and a presidential contest between such climate policy empty suits as Trump and Biden would be a suicidal waste of the timeliest election for climate policy ever.

‘Extraordinarily concerned’ Elizabeth Warren demands answers from the Trump administration on the deaths of...

"Children are dying, and the CBP must do more to end this string of tragedies."

‘The time is now:’ Over 200 economists send a letter to Congress endorsing Medicare...

"We encourage Congress to move forward with implementing a public financed Medicare for All plan to achieve the equitable and affordable universal health care system that the American people need."

American corporations are helping fund the war on women

These corporations say they are all for gender equality but their political contributions say otherwise.

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