Monday, December 9, 2019

Tag: #FightFor15

Federal minimum wage stagnant for 3,615 days, a ‘shameful’ period in...

"I've been criticized for this so let me say it again: the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hr is a starvation wage. Every worker deserves a living wage of at least $15 an hour."

A bold new idea to boost wages

I’m talking about expanding something called the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. And although it’s been around for decades, it can be the basis of a revolutionary change in the lives of millions of people.

DC Council votes to repeal Initiative 77; will take away voter-approved...

"It is incredibly sad to see the Council representing one of the most progressive cities in the country siding with the wealthy restaurant industry over their own constituents."

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, October 3

D.C. Democrats vote to overturn tipped wage increase approved by voters, Bernie Sanders issues a statement on Amazon's minimum wage increase, Trump makes fun of Kavanaugh accuser and more.

Bernie releases statement on Amazon minimum wage increase

“What Mr. Bezos has done today is not only enormously important for Amazon’s hundreds of thousands of employees, it could well be a shot heard around the world."

Disneyland Resort raises minimum wage to $15 for thousands of more...

The resort, located in Anaheim, California, and hotel cast members from United Here! Local 11 "ratified a five-year term" increasing the minimum wage to $15 effective January 2019.

Bernie Sanders takes on corporate power and wealth inequality during town...

"This is what a rigged economy looks like and it must end."

Sanders hosts ‘CEOs vs. Workers’ town hall to take on ‘extravagant’...

Join Bernie Sanders, along with workers from Amazon, Disney, McDonald’s, American Airlines and Walmart, for a town hall tonight at 7 p.m.

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."

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What’s wrong with the republicans?

Fruits of the twin roots of evil: Slavery and imperial expansion.

The bee is officially on the verge of extinction

With our own health and well-being directly linked to these insects, we have to make it a priority to ensure the bee population's survival.
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Sweden provides free higher education, universal healthcare, free daycare — why can’t the U.S.?

In Sweden, healthcare costs are largely subsided by the state. Daycare and preschool programs are mostly free. College and university are free. Public transportation is subsidized for many users.

Demand A/C in all postal trucks

Sign now and demand all mail carriers provide A/C to all delivery vehicles.

Bernie Sanders joins Des Moines climate strike, young people in 20 states begin sit-ins...

"If we have the courage to take on the fossil fuel industry and other special interests, if we have the courage to pass a Green New Deal, we can create up to 20 million good-paying jobs transforming our energy system.”