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The Working Poor and Raising Minimum Wage

A powerful argument by Charles M. Blow in the NYT on why the minimum wage should be increased with the rising numbers of the working poor in the “Land of Opportunity.” 53 more words

Fair Wages Now Takes On Temp Agencies!

Monday April 14, 2014, 11am: As part of the monthly Fair Wages Now province-wide day of action, PMUS and allies toured downtown Kitchener, distributing literature on the streets and making stops at a few of the temp agencies.   312 more words

Sam's Rolling Over in his Grave

We’ve got a new WalMart opening in our town sometime in June.
Strategically for the folks from Bentonville, it makes sense: we live in a small, growing community that’s somewhat of a bedroom suburb of Sacramento and there is no major full-scale retailer in town. 401 more words

Just Thinking...

How Minimum Wage Hikes Hurt Workers

Behold. Key observation from Tyler Cowen: “I would be skeptical or agnostic about some of those particular estimates, but surely the general point holds, and is hardly ever mentioned by advocates of hiking the minimum wage.” I don’t suppose that latter fact is going to change anytime soon. 29 more words

PEOPLE ARE DYING BECAUSE CERTAIN STATES DID NOT EXPAND THE MEDICAID LAWS

PEOPLE NEED HELP

READ THIS STORY AND TELL ME YOU DON’T FEEL SORRY FOR CHARLENE DILL WHO DIED AN UNNECESSARY DEATH IN 2014 AMERICA.

SHE HAS 3 KIDS AND WAS PART OF THE WORKING POOR. 2,803 more words

Just Saying

Inequality in the US: (3) Poor Pay

The poor are not poor because of any weakness of character or racial makeup, which is one of the major fantasies that Republican conservatives promote in order to avoid addressing the real issue. 994 more words

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