John Fetterman Uses The Minimum Wage To Hammer Oz
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman discussed the minimum wage and said that Mehmet Oz doesn’t care about Pennsylvanians who are hurting.
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman discussed the minimum wage and said that Mehmet Oz doesn’t care about Pennsylvanians who are hurting.
The war is formalized in legal proceedings as the people are fighting back against Republican governors who prematurely eliminated the enhanced unemployment benefits
Over the last few decades, wage growth has stagnated in the country. Democrats have been pushing to change that. Joe Biden said during an April congressional speech, “There should be a national minimum wage of $15 an hour. Nobody working 40 hours a week should be living below the poverty line.” Conservatives and there media…
Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax proposal has certainly sparked debates not just about basic questions of fairness, of morality, but also about the economic effectiveness and very meaning of taxation. The debate raises the question of what it means to invest in America. Beto O’Rourke, in the last debate, jumped on the Warren-bashing bandwagon, accusing Warren’s…
As talk of a looming recession increases in volume, looking back to the Great Recession in 2008 to assess the effectiveness of how we as a nation responded to it seems like a good idea. It’s always healthy to learn from one’s mistakes and process the past, right? And there were mistakes. The government approved…
North Carolina Republican legislators surprised critics when they passed a $15-per-hour “living wage” for 10,000 state workers. The increase will affect about 10,000 state government and university system employees, such as secretaries, hospital workers, security guards and housekeepers. “North Carolina’s GOP — Republicans — surprise critics by passing a $15 living wage for state workers,…
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is hanging tough in the face of an onslaught of Republican dark money in Missouri, but a positive sign for Democrats is the wide support voters have for medical marijuana and raising the minimum wage.
As the debate over the minimum wage continues, we must consider the purchasing power necessary to afford the basics of life.
Sen. Bernie Sanders along with House and Senate Democrats introduced a bill today that will give Democrats a powerful rallying cry in 2018. Sanders and the Democrats want to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour.
“It’s the first time a state nullified local wage ordinances already in effect and forced [local] jurisdictions to [immediately] reduce minimum wages that were previously raised.”
Even though Conway didn’t mean to call for higher wages, her accidental slip-up was likely the smartest thing she’s ever said.
His uncertainty about taking the job is evidence that progressive opposition has been loud and effective.
Trump’s choices are unqualified, but they were chosen for their desire to eradicate federal agencies, not their level of competence or expertise.
Justice has not only been denied to a worthy Supreme Court nominee and the work of the high court. It continues to be denied to the American people.
Is there a minimum wage of whiteness? When will those whites, of all classes…cease to feel a benefit of racism and see a benefit in solidarity?
“It hasn’t been called for yet. Nobody’s done it,” Trump said about an idea he called for last December.
Hillary Clinton put a whooping on Donald Trump after Trump suggested that there should be no minimum wage.
Bernie Sanders responded to the moves by California and New York to raise their minimum wages to $15/hour by promising to fight for a federal $15/hour minimum wage if he wins the White House. Sanders is the only presidential candidate who supports this position.
The percentage of middle-class households dropped in every state in the Union between 2000 and 2013, along with median income
Four Papa John’s Franchisees in New York City have agreed to a 500,000 dollar settlement to pay back 250 employees whose wages were stolen.
The Obama White House this week took steps to force communities to halt the “cruel, inhumane, and degrading” treatment of the homeless
The economy is growing for the extremely wealthy, but there were 3 million more children living in extreme poverty in 2013 than in 2008
The health of an economy should correlate directly to the health of the people living within it, not to their economic impoverishment. Bernie Sanders’ socialist presence in the presidential primary mix as well as populist sentiment brewing on both sides of the political aisle promise, hopefully, to keep the much-needed conversation on income inequality front…
Trump’s plan to help U.S. automakers sounds an awful lot like Mitt Romney’s underhanded tactics at Bain Capital
It is likely that Walker’s idea that poverty wages are living wages came directly from the Kochs, who see American workers as peasants
Bush, like every Republican, ignores the truth about American labor and his pathetic attempt to walk back his assault on workers fooled no-one considering it is his Party that has waged a brutal war on American workers for years.
The U.S. government should only award federal contracts to companies that pay American workers a living wage.
If American taxpayers realized their largesse was going to those who need it least, highly-profitable corporations, they would likely put an end to their generous ways in a heartbeat.
In the midst of a Senate budget vote-a-rama that Republicans are filling with anti-Obamacare and economy killing votes, Senator Bernie Sanders took the Senate floor and dropped the fact bomb that raising the minimum wage is real job creator.
Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s approval rating is just 36.5 percent, according to a Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll.
The President launched an initiative last week to train 500,000 Americans for high-paying jobs in high-technology services.
Instead of changing course and helping the majority of the population, Republicans still propose heaping wealth on the rich and increasing taxes on the bottom 90% of the population to complete the utter destruction of middle income earners. According to yet another report they are succeeding beyond their wildest dreams.
Of course, nothing helps families make ends meet like higher wages. That’s why this Congress still needs to pass a law that makes sure a woman is paid the same as a man for doing the same work. Really. It’s 2015. It’s time. We still need to make sure employees get the overtime they’ve earned. And to everyone in this Congress who still refuses to raise the minimum wage, I say this: If you truly believe you could work full-time and support a family on less than $15,000 a year, go try it. If not, vote to give millions of the hardest-working people in America a raise.
“If you show up at churches and at minority communities it shows you care much more broadly. And that’s something that I want to do.”
If the President simply adjusted the salary threshold for inflation since it was last raised in 1975, it would be a more significant income increase for over 10 million low and low middle-class American workers that raising the hourly wage to $15 per hour for the rest of the poverty-wage workforce.
While the Labor Department’s rule change was meant to protect worker’s rights, the Judge protected Home Care Associates, the International Franchise Association, and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice rights to make bigger profits. The rapidly-growing industry’s leaders convinced the judge that paying the minimum wage, and the outrageous idea of overtime pay, was an abomination and would have a “destabilizing impact” on the nation’s fastest-growing industry.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics unveiled the latest jobs report Friday and the results blew out all expectations as the economy added 321,000 jobs in November.
Coupled with inhumane austerity cuts, the GOP is getting precisely what they apparently live for; more despair and destitution among the poor, especially children.
In Republican vernacular, returning to the “old ways” is “taking our country back;” but back to what? If the subject is the economy, it is back to Bush-era economic policies that are wildly popular with conservative mainstream media, but still not austere and severe enough for the Koch brothers.
Chris Christie refused to let Fox News save him from himself as he doubled down on his misinformed opinion that the country doesn’t need a debate about the minimum wage.
There has been relative silence on two new economic reports that put a stake in the economic agenda Republicans are frothing at the mouth to enact should they win control of Congress.
A new PPP poll revealed that Republican opposition to the raising the minimum wage is hurting candidates like Mitch McConnell and Scott Walker in Kentucky and Wisconsin.
During a debate with his Democratic gubernatorial opponent last week, Koch loyalist Scott Walker took the time to insult Wisconsin workers he claimed are responsible for being stuck earning poverty wages.
40% of America’s wealth is not enough for the Walton’s or their investors so Walmart took steps to increase their riches by taking more from their horribly underpaid workforce and subsequently American taxpayers; particularly those living in “Blue” states who will have to take up the slack.
According to the Department of Workforce Development, “there is no reasonable cause to believe that the wages paid to the complainants are not a living wage”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released September’s employment figures on Friday and it was almost entirely good news. The economy added 248,000 new jobs during the month and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.9%.
According to new research on America’s world-leading economic inequality, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported that in 2014, the exceptionally rich United States has the distinction of the highest proportion of low-paying jobs among every developed nation in the world. The report is just in time for Republicans on the campaign trail to boast to their supporters that America is number one in having over a quarter of its workforce laboring for poverty wages.
If we were able to ask the average American if s/he would be willing to pay $12.50 annually so that thousands upon thousands of people who work for a living might stand a chance of meeting their basic needs, I wonder how s/he would respond?
If there was a wall of martyrdom, Maria Fernandes’ name would surely be chiseled into it. Her avoidable tragedy goes back to August 25th when young Maria died in her parked car after apparently falling asleep. She worked multiple part-time jobs and was trying to get some rest.
Yep, I’d say the best way for Republicans to encourage more black folks to vote their way in November is to tell them how much they don’t know about American history and American racism. That is what Ted Cruz’s dad did not too long ago.
Republicans, the Chamber of Commerce, and large corporations have made a mockery of the idea and purpose Labor Day was once celebrated regardless it is American workers that made America, and business, prosperous and successful.
Republican style class warfare was on full display today as just one Senate Republican millionaire broke with his party to vote in favor of advancing a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
President Obama tore into Senate Republicans for blocking a bill that would raise the minimum wage, while painting a picture of a GOP that doesn’t care about working people.
President Obama is turning the tables on Republicans by using one of their favorite tactics to argue for increasing the minimum wage.
For Speaker of the House John Boehner, it is the prospect of the government attempting to improve the economic situation of underpaid workers that drives him to consider suicide.
President Obama tells the people to ask their representatives why Congress won’t raise the minimum wage for everyone, after he raised it for federal contractors.
President Obama vowed during his State of the Union address to take to pen and phone to do what he legally can do without Congress, and today he took action on that promise.
Why do Kentucky women hold Mitch McConnell in such contempt? His favorables with them are a negative 26%, and Alison Lundergan Grimes leads him with women by 12 points.
At the State Of The Union President Obama announced his support for increasing the minimum wage to $10.10/hour by telling Congress to say yes and get on board with giving America a raise.
Just ahead of his State of the Union address where he will push for Congress to raise the minimum wage for all American workers, President Obama took action and issued an executive order to raise the minimum wage for all federal contractors to $10.10 an hour.
The leading Republican candidate for Governor in Illinois, multi-millionaire Bruce Rauner, thinks the state’s minimum wage is too high.
It took Sen. Bernie Sanders less than a minute on MSNBC to completely destroy the Republican arguments against raising the minimum wage.
For Democrats to retake the House in 2013, they need to embrace key issues that they support and that are also supported by the American people.
In Republican parlance, when they say “what the people want,” they mean their wealthy benefactors the Koch brothers, ALEC, and Wall Street who are the “American people” to Republicans.
If Americans have learned only one thing about the economic recovery, it is that Republicans will make sure the only beneficiaries of good economic reports are Wall Street and corporations .
The real tragedy is that as stupid Southern voters do the Kochs’ bidding by keeping Republicans in power, at least in their states, they are dragging the rest of the nation down to their level
After decades of declining incomes an overwhelming majority of Americans finally realize their government exists to favor the rich, and they are demanding change.
A panel of economists has joined President Obama, and struggling Americans to assert categorically that income inequality is crushing the life out of the population, and holding back the economy.
Sen. Bernie Sanders went on MSNBC and destroyed every major Republican argument against raising the minimum wage, while calling the GOP’s position, ‘just factually wrong.’
Despite Republicans’ best efforts to sabotage the economy, there were three or four suspiciously unreported pieces of good economic news over the past three days.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is calling on the American people to stand up and demand that current starvation minimum wage be raised to $10.10 an hour.
Republicans who are wont to claim they speak for all Americans say the people oppose higher wages, but if the minimum wage kept pace with the top 1%, it would be $22.62 an hour.
People should not work full-time for wages that put them below the poverty line, but it is all too common. Now, they’re taking a stand.
Huckabee complains that it is easy to spend somebody else’s money; it is apparently far easier from his perspective to starve somebody else
Congressional Republicans have vowed to block any bill raising the minimum wage, but a new Gallup poll shows that 76% of Americans and 58% of Republicans supporting increasing the minimum wage.
If Americans want to understand just how wrong Republicans are, they should look to California for a model the entire country should follow.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is talking about something that few other politicians will mention. Republicans aren’t just opposed to the minimum wage. They want to abolish it.
Republicans are on a tear to disable the federal government’s ability to serve the people much like Republican-controlled states like Michigan and Florida.
Republicans will spend three weeks promoting the policies that drove 4 out of 5 Americans into unemployment, near or at poverty, or reliance on government assistance.
Fast food giant McDonalds teamed with Visa to provide them with a budget plan Republicans celebrated as justification for their drive to create a nation of peasants
Charles Koch has joined Republicans pushing to eliminate the nation’s minimum wage. He implied that getting rid of minimum wage laws was the ultimate secret to lifting Americans out of poverty.
During a hearing on raising the minimum wage, Sen. Bernie Sanders got the ranking Republican on the committee to admit that he wants to abolish the minimum wage.
The law is another Republican attempt to kill new jobs because without the incentives inherent in the FLSA overtime rule, employers have no reason to hire new employees to avoid paying overtime.
On ABC’s This Week, Sen. Jeff Sessions tried to blatantly lie to the American people by claiming that increase in legal immigration is bad for jobs and the economy.
A wave of terror is certainly spreading through the Republican Party as President Obama has embraced the politically popular issue of raising the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour.
Do you hear it? I do, it’s the shrieks of horror by the House GOP, Boehner and Cantor! How dare the Democrats raise the pay of our lowest paid workers!
A study released by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), however, shows that it is big corporations not small businesses that benefit from low-wage workers