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Proposed federal rule would end food assistance for 90,000 in Colorado 19.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Most estimates put the minimum needed to live comfortably in Denver at about $29 an hour, but some families earning less than half of that could be considered too wealthy for free school lunches and other food assistance if a new federal rule moves forward.
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How the US created the Central American immigration crisis 16.8.2019 Raw Story
What happens in El Norte, doesn’t stay in El Norte It’s hard to believe that more than four years have passed since the police shot Amílcar Pérez-López a few blocks from my house in San Francisco’s Mission District. He was an immigrant, 20 years old, and his remittances were the sole support for his mother and siblings […]
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Opinion: Andrew Yang on gun violence, the decline of the American worker and 'freedom dividends' 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, met recently with members of the Los Angeles Times editorial board to discuss his candidacy.

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Trump’s message to the world: Keep your tired, your poor, your huddled masses 13.8.2019 The Moderate Voice

WASHINGTON — The erratic Trump administration has had just one consistent policy principle, one guiding North Star: punitive and often sadistic treatment of nonwhite immigrants. President Trump’s claim that he supports legal immigration, as opposed to the undocumented “invasion” he rails against, turns out to be — big surprise — a lie. On Monday, the […]

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US Steel job cuts highlight EU sector woes 7.8.2019 Raw Story
As day breaks through smudged tram windows, Slovak workers heading to the U.S. Steel Kosice plant mull their fate after hearing the company plans to sack a fifth of them. Some stare silently at the morning haze behind the chimneys of the sprawling communist-era factory. With 12,000 workers, it is central Europe’s largest integrated steel […]
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Mayor Pete calls out ‘so-called conservative Christian senators’ for taunting God 31.7.2019 Raw Story
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg provided a Bible lesson for Republican senators during the second round of Democratic debates on CNN. “Mayor Buttigieg, on Thursday of this week a GM plant in Michigan will stop production. The latest auto plant to cease operations in the midwest. As part of company’s modernization plans, which will result […]
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Trump continues manic racist meltdown on Elijah Cummings in barrage of Sunday morning Twitter rants 28.7.2019 Raw Story
After staying up past midnight to continue to tweet attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings (R-MD), Donald Trump was back at it again early Sunday morning frantically lashing out in every direction at the lawmaker, Democrats and more in a barrage of tweets. After, once again, singling out the black lawmaker, Trump then accused the Democrats […]
Democratic Candidate Andrew Yang Says It'll Be Tough For Republicans to Kill Universal Basic Income: 'Cash is a Hard Thing to Demonize' 25.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It's tough for Mitch McConnell to argue, 'The money will hurt you,'" Andrew Yang wrote about universal basic income.
Congressman Dan Crenshaw delivers wholly misleading attack on the minimum wage 22.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) claimed on Monday that a proposed raise in the federal minimum wage was “emotionally driven” and “bad for economics.” His reasoning: businesses already have a budget for how much they will spend on workers’ wages and would not possibly increase it. The first-term Texas Republican was on Fox News, explaining why […]
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Sanders Campaign Battles With Staff Demanding $15 Hourly Pay - Which Candidate Says Should Be Federal Minimum 19.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Many field staffers are barely managing to survive financially, which is severely impacting our team's productivity and morale. Some field organizers have already left the campaign as a result," a draft of a letter from the campaign union to Sanders' campaign manager reads.
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The House Just Voted to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 18.7.2019 Mother Jones
The US House voted 231-139 on Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15, bringing Democrats one step closer to their goal of more than doubling the current rate of $7.25 an hour, which has not changed since 2009. Thursday’s vote fell largely along party lines, with three Republicans supporting it and six Democrats […]
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6 years after fast food workers walked off the job, House passes $15 federal minimum wage 18.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The federal minimum wage would rise to $15 an hour under historic legislation passed Thursday by the House of Representatives. Three Republicans jumped the aisle to support the Democratic-led measure. Six Democrats defected to vote no. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and President Donald Trump can now give tens of millions of working people […]
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Editorial: It's long past time to raise the national minimum wage 18.7.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The national minimum wage is way too low, but don't overlook the trade-offs of raising it.

‘Nickel and Dimed’ for the sharing economy: Inside the hellish new reality of low-wage work 17.7.2019 Raw Story
In 2001, journalist Barbara Ehrenreich’s investigative book “Nickel and Dimed” revealed to those who weren’t on low-wage payrolls how expensive it is to be a member of the working poor in America. Some things haven’t changed since Ehrenreich’s experiences working as a Walmart clerk, a restaurant server and a maid, among other jobs. Housing can still […]
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Six States Are Improving Tax Credits for Working Families 15.7.2019 Truthout.com
These steps come as four senators have proposed a major expansion of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit.
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Fox Biz: AOC's Call For A Living Wage Is An 'Attack On Poor People' 12.7.2019 Crooks Liars
Fox Business columnist Liz Peek attacked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after the congresswoman called for a living wage in New York City. “AOC says a $15 minimum wage is not enough in New York City,” Fox Business host Stuart Varney griped on Tuesday. “How far left can you go without dropping off that cliff?” Peek said that the Green New Deal proposed by Ocasio-Cortez is an “attack on poor people.” “That’s what people really have to understand,” Peek opined. “If you start pushing energy prices or electricity prices higher in this country, doesn’t hurt us. Not a big portion of our budget goes for paying for heat and electricity.” “It really hurts poor people,” she continued. “Driving up the minimum wage above $15 as she wants to do, we know it costs jobs. Who does that hurt? It hurts poor people. Open borders. Drives wages down. Who does that hurt? Poor people.” Varney also complained that Ocasio-Cortez “has a mob” of Twitter followers. “Let’s just be clear,” he said. “If you basically confront AOC ...
Conservatives scramble to spin new economic analysis that shows clear benefits of minimum wage increase 12.7.2019 Raw Story
Ever since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the United States’ first national minimum wage in 1938, there have been Republicans and fiscal conservatives insisting that minimum wages are a job killer. FDR, however, told Republicans to relax — a mandatory 25 cents per hour wouldn’t destroy the U.S. economy or hamper the success of his […]
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WSJ: Low-Skilled Workers Are 'Winners' in Current Economy 11.7.2019 NewsBusters
The left love to complain that recent economic growth has only benefited people at the very top and left the middle class and the poor behind. The Wall Street Journal just found more evidence to the contrary. “The fortunes of low-skilled workers have turned up markedly” amid the longest economic expansion in U.S. history and a near-record low in unemployment, Journal chief economics commentator Greg Ip wrote on July ...
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Amazon tries to prove it’s not a Dickensian workhouse 11.7.2019 LA Times: Business

You can identify companies’ sore spots by what gets them angry.

Last week, the executive in charge of Amazon.com Inc.’s logistics operation tweeted a rebuttal to a television show. Comedian John Oliver had devoted one of his trademark scathing and hilarious HBO segments to the working conditions...

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Fox News Contributor Claims Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Call for $15 Minimum Wage 'Hurts Poor People' 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The federal minimum wage has not been raised in more than 10 years, the longest period of time that the amount has remained stagnant.
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