Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag: minimum wage

‘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.

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."

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, September 25

Disneyland Resort raises minimum wage, a Dallas cop is fired after killing an innocent man, fourth Kavanaugh accuser comes forward, and more.

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.

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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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