Category Archives: Economic Justice

Unemployment Insurance: A 79-Year Old Promise to American Workers That Needs Renewing

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2014/08/15/unemployment-insurance-79-year-old-promise-american-workers-needs-renewing/#.U-46TfldVqU By Jessica Schieder August 15, 2014 This post was originally published on the Center for Effective Government’s blog on August 14. “What was the New Deal?…It was, I think, basically an attitude…that found voice in expressions like ‘the people are what … Continue reading

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Resources Available for Labor Day Weekend for Worker Justice

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): It’s not too late to plan a Labor Day for Worker Justice event with your faith community. Every year, congregations, parishes and faith communities across the country invite workers, labor leaders and economic justice advocates … Continue reading

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Act Now: No Special Rights for Corporations in the US-EU Trade Agreement

From the Citizens Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org): Once again, transnational corporations are hoping that a free trade agreement will become a back-door means for them to force environmental deregulation — this time through a massive new pact with the European Union. … Continue reading

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Support Pay Stubs for All

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): Talk about a full inbox! So far, more than 2,000 online advocates like you have emailed Labor Secretary Tom Perez asking him to prioritize Paystubs for All regulation that helps deter wage theft and assures … Continue reading

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Seniors Poverty and Opportunity Profile—Taking Care of Seniors in the Future

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): Today, 15 percent of American seniors—people ages 65 and older—are living in poverty in the United States, a disproportionate number of whom are women and people of color. By 2050, one-fifth of the total U.S. … Continue reading

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Study Finds Greater Rural Reliance on Food Stamps

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-08-11/rural-farming/study-finds-greater-rural-reliance-on-food-stamps/a41049-1 (08/11/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Oftentimes, the issue of hunger is associated with people in inner cities, where the cost of living tends to be high. But a new study shows some of … Continue reading

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Social Security Turns 79—Sign the Birthday Card to Show Your Support

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): One week from today, Social Security is turning 79, and we’re celebrating with birthday parties around the country! This card will be delivered to members of Congress everywhere, reminding them how important our Social Security … Continue reading

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House Passes Child Tax Credit Bill that Leaves Out the Poor

Posted at http://www.chn.org/human_needs_report/chn-house-passes-child-tax-credit-bill-leaves-poor/ August 4, 2014 Despite opposition from several advocacy groups, the House passed (237-173) the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act on Friday, July 25. Advocates opposed the bill’s failure to protect the credit for low-income families with children … Continue reading

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Ryan Poverty Plan Would Increase Poverty

Posted at http://www.chn.org/human_needs_report/chn-ryan-poverty-plan-increase-poverty/ August 4, 2014 On Thursday, July 24, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled a “discussion draft” of his plan to fight poverty. In Expanding Opportunity in America, Rep. Ryan laid out six areas for reform, including the safety … Continue reading

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Guide to FAQs on the Family and Medical Leave Act

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): The National Partnership for Women and Families drafted and led the fight for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which took effect 21 years ago today. To mark the occasion, … Continue reading

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