Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Tag: wage inequality

‘Please help us’: Essential, low-wage workers share why they need reconciliation...

"We are literally starving. It's time for Congress to act."

The eviction crisis is a race and gender wage gap issue

There is a direct correlation between this racial, gendered wage gap and evictions.

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.

Sanders ‘confident’ $15 minimum wage possible through Senate reconciliation

"I'm confident that the parliamentarian will advise next week that we can raise the minimum wage through the reconciliation process."

6 simple reasons we should raise the minimum wage right now

The federal minimum wage—just $7.25 an hour—hasn’t been increased in more than a decade.

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.

Paycheck Fairness Act passes in the House

Seven Republicans voted with Democrats to close the wage gap and amend the Equal Pay Act and Fair Labor Standards Act.

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.

Executive excess: How taxpayers subsidize giant corporate pay gaps

More than two-thirds of the top federal contractors and corporate subsidy recipients paid their CEO more than 100 times their median worker pay in 2017.

Taxpayers are subsidizing corporations that pay CEOs hundreds of times more...

Author says the findings should fuel the movement to "use the power of the public purse to crack down on corporations that refuse to share the wealth."

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Trump planning to run in 2024? From his jail cell?

This guy is a political crook that has been allowed to run free—so far.

Toxic Clichés

Our students will be facing challenges beyond what we can begin to imagine, if these past few years are any indication, crises that require far-ranging intelligence, imagination, sensitivity.

Why the hell are Democrats keeping your drug prices high?

Vote in the Democratic primaries for true public servants — who care more about advancing the public good than protecting private profits.

To avoid Armageddon, don’t modernize missiles — eliminate them

If reducing the dangers of nuclear war is a goal, the top priority should be to remove the triad’s ground-based leg—not modernize it.

6 ways restaurants can reduce their environmental impact

The restaurant industry struggles to meet consumers’ sustainability standards because of conventional management patterns.