Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: minimum wage

Hundreds of activists arrested in DC during “Moral Monday”

“I am not afraid, I will fight for liberation cause I know why I was made. I am not afraid.”

Burrito economics

Instead of complaining about a so-called “labor shortage,” Republicans ought to be complaining about the shortage of jobs paying a living wage.

There’s no ‘labor shortage.’ there’s a wage shortage.

Congress ought to be listening to actual workers explain why they’re not rushing back to the jobs being offered by restaurant chains and such.

Biden order will raise minimum wage for federal contract workers to...

Economists have estimated that hiking the wage floor to $15 for federal contract workers would result in direct raises for at least 240,000 low-wage employees.

Raising the minimum wage is a health issue, too

Study after study has linked higher income to better health.

‘Shameful’: Millionaire senators vote against popular minimum wage raise that would...

"It is baffling that any member of the U.S. Senate could look at the crisis this country is enduring and decide that tens of millions of low-income workers should not get a raise."

Essential work and the struggle for $15

“Why don’t we stop treating it as entirely normal that the more obviously one’s work benefits others, the less one is likely to be paid for it.”

150K+ voters back $15 minimum wage as Biden and Harris pushed...

"The passage of a $15 federal minimum wage and elimination of the subminimum wages for tipped workers, workers with disabilities, and youth workers would guarantee a livable wage for all workers."

Ensuring the minimum wage keeps up with economic growth would be...

While its chances in the Senate appear slim, the proposal has brought national attention to the minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 since 2009.

Senate parliamentarian says minimum wage increase cannot be in relief bill,...

“This is not a difficult decision. Use your power. Keep $15 in.”

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The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

Biden wielding DNC to guard against Progressive challenge

"Just 34 percent of Americans describe Biden as honest and trustworthy -- a new low for his presidency."

Pfizer’s record-shattering $100 billion in revenue denounced as ‘sickening’

"A people-funded vaccine should be cheap and freely available."

99% of US coal plants cost more to run than replace with new renewables,...

“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.