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Democrats Fighting For $12 Minimum Wage

Well, at least some people in the Democratic Party is on the ball with the minimum wage issue: The U.S. Senate’s Democrats, under prodding from Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., are moving toward supporting a $12-an-hour national minimum wage, higher than the $10.10 plan put forward by President Obama. An increase in the federal $7.25 an […]

The war against the worker continues in states like Nevada where, more than a year after President Obama called for a minimum wage increase during the 2013 State of the Union address and 10 states took the challenge, state Senator Joe Hardy is determined to make life that much harder for the little man. Hardy […]

A new study evaluates the impact of one of the key moves by the Obama Administration to spur the current recovery: While the authors are skeptical of some contemporary estimates that put potential job losses as high as 2.5 million to 3.3 million, they estimate at least 500,000 to 1 million jobs would have been […]

This is yet another attack on organized labor. Walker, a likely presidential candidate fresh off a weekend visit to Iowa, signed the right-to-work bill affecting private-sector workers at an invitation-only ceremony at Badger Meter north of Milwaukee. The company’s president was one of the few business owners who publicly supported the measure, which rocketed through […]

It’s frightening how many Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck and barely surviving. If your rainy day fund is light, you have plenty of company. According to a newly released report from Bankrate, 24 percent of Americans have more credit card debt than emergency savings, and 13 percent are not much better off—they don’t have credit card […]

This is another reason those who are living on the margins should be thankful there’s a Democrat in the White House. Right now, as it stands, employers can pay full-time workers a low salary, and force them to work 50, 60, 70, and even 80 hours without paying them a single dime extra. This is […]

James Robertson combines public transportation and footwork where there is no transportation available. …the many miles have their benefits: He loves his coworkers, and his boss’ wife cooks him dinner every night. “She takes care of James. And he’s a personal favorite of the owners because of his attendance record,” says the plant manager at […]

Low-wage workers, millions in number, will have more pocket change as of today, to do simple things like afford transportation to work. Rita Diaz, 26, who works two low-wage jobs, sometimes walks the three miles home from her job serving chicken at a Popeye’s fast-food restaurant in Roslindale, Mass., when she doesn’t have money for […]

It is, after all, disgusting habit that takes lives and costs money for both users and anyone who has to clean up after them. …the Pima County Board of Supervisors will vote later this month on a policy that would refuse the hiring of any smokers. The proposal would also impose a 30 percent health-insurance […]

Last week, I noted an Oklahoma Walmart that decided to demonstrate privatized charity for the world – by running a food-drive for it’s employees, because raising wages is just too hard. That was for Thanksgiving. In return, the employees have decided to give Alice Walton, the heiress and daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, an […]

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