Category Archives: Economic Justice

Ten Years After Katrina, Poor And Black People Still Left Behind

Posted at http://ourfuture.org/20150827/ten-years-after-katrina-poor-and-black-people-still-left-behind By Terrance Heath August 27, 2015 When President Obama visits New Orleans today to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, he will find the city whiter, wealthier, and more unequal than it was before the storm. Eight years … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Oppose Legislation that Permits Discriminatory Lending for Cars

From Americans for Financial Reform (http://www.ourfinancialsecurity.org): Quick poll: Raise your hand if you think it is OK to charge someone more for a car loan because of the color of their skin. You don’t? Unbelievably, when Congress heads back to … Continue reading

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Increasing the Minimum Wage Can Benefit Small Businesses

By Anthony Salamone and Jennifer Brocato August 21, 2015 Our family owns and operates a business in Pen Argyl. Some corporate special-interest groups drown out the voices of small business owners like us, claiming that all business would suffer from raising the minimum … Continue reading

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Sooner or Later, Most of Us Will Be Poor and on Welfare

Posted at http://www.spotlightonpoverty.org/ExclusiveCommentary.aspx?id=9862905a-e6c8-4acb-b67f-bfd5df0c64f9 By Stephen Pimpare, University of Hampshire, posted August 12, 2015 You can hardly blame Americans for seeing poor people as others. At least since the War on Poverty, we’ve been encouraged to think of those struggling to … Continue reading

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Americans in Struggle Film Series 2015

From the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (http://www.philaup.org/): 6 PM Tuesday nights CCP Winnet Student Life Building Room S2-3 Refreshments from 5:30 Learn about some of the struggles the American people have waged over our history or continue to wage in order … Continue reading

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Help Millions of Workers Get the Overtime Pay They Deserve

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/08/20/help-millions-of-workers-get-the-overtime-pay-they-deserve/#.VdcxC_lViko By Lecia Imbery August 20, 2015 Millions of workers across America are working longer hours without getting paid for them, thanks to an outdated regulation. Last month, we highlighted a Department of Labor proposal to fix the overtime rule and … Continue reading

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Social Services Agencies Expect to Make Cuts

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): August 18, 2015 By: Robert Swift Published: August 18, 2015 More than a quarter of the social services agencies responding to a survey expect to cut services this month due to the state budget … Continue reading

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Tell the President and Labor Department to Fix Overtime

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): A generation ago, over 60 percent of working people in America qualified for overtime pay. Today, only 11 percent do. Why? Because some policymakers changed the rules on overtime and allowed the cost … Continue reading

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Support the Labor Department’s Overtime Rule

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): Right now, only hourly workers and salaried workers making $23,660 per year or less — below the poverty line for a family of four — qualify for overtime pay when they … Continue reading

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Support Medicare for All—Sign the Petition

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): Fifty years ago, Americans came together to pass Medicare–a health insurance program that built on the success of Social Security. This 50th birthday of Medicare is a time to appreciate all of Medicare’s contributions to … Continue reading

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