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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 […]

There’s a fuss going on in Michigan over whether the state should mandate paid sick leave for all workers.  It’s the Democrats who are proposing it but the Republicans dominate the government, so at this point it’s not a question of winning the issue, it’s a question of how far their bill gets before it […]

Is it too much government to regulate that workers in restaurants should wash their hands after bathroom breaks? Senator Tom Tillis says the market should take care of this issue. Tillis made the declaration at to the Bipartisan Policy Center, at the end of a question and answer with the audience. He was relaying a […]

The man who walks 21 miles to work each day will have to walk no more. The Detroit Free Press tells the story. After the Free Press told of Robertson’s arduous 21-mile trek to and from his suburban factory job, the story inspired thousands of donations from across the nation. A day later, the soft-spoken […]

Portland is a big strip club town, and the women, like Elle Stanger, are working with the legislature to make things better. “Some of the buildings are literally dilapidated and not maintained,” Stanger said. “You have entertainers that could injure themselves from broken glass on the stage, poor wiring with the sound system. We just […]

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