Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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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Major US bank promises not to fund Arctic drilling

“Nearly 30 major banks around the world (now including all 6 major U.S. banks!) have concluded that funding new Arctic drilling is far too risky and bad for business.”

Inequality gone viral: The obscene numbers

Something has to be done to heal the rupture in the sickened body of our nation.

Some liberals and arms-control experts are cheering for war profiteers to be in Biden’s...

Many progressive activists and organizations have mobilized since the election to offer well-documented opposition to highly dubious potential members of the Biden Cabinet.

Election, legal disasters, surging Covid cases, economy stumbling: Just “too much winning”

Major irony: the perceived, 2016 “change” candidate was and is utterly incapable of change.

Police officer placed on leave after hitting bystander on video

Livestreaming a video of an arrest where a police officer's use of force leads to his arrest.