Friday, September 25, 2020

Tag: minimum wage

‘An unstoppable movement’: Sanders praises grassroots after target announces $15 minimum...

“Now the Senate must pass our Raise the Wage Act,” the senator said, “and guarantee a dignified, living wage for every worker in America.”

Bernie calls McConnell “afraid” for refusing to take up $15 minimum...

"A $15 minimum wage would raise wages for 39 million people and lift millions of Americans out of poverty. Why is McConnell afraid to let us vote on it?”

Conservatives grasp at straws after CBO minimum wage analysis shows clear...

Corporate interests invented cost-benefit analysis as a way to delay progressive policy through studies and weigh it down by equalizing, for example,...

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."

Victory for workers: Connecticut passes legislation raising state’s minimum wage to...

Connecticut now joins New Jersey, Illinois and Maryland by passing a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023.

‘Shame on Uber:’ Drivers on strike worldwide protesting ‘poverty wages’

"This is an act of solidarity with drivers across the country, and really across the world, who are suffering with poverty wages."

Wall Street bonuses in 2018 totaled more than 3x the earnings...

Since 1985 the average Wall Street bonus has increased by 1,000 percent.

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.

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.

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