Category Archives: Economic Justice

Minimum Wage Measures Pass Overwhelmingly, Even in Red States

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/11/05/minimum-wage-measures-pass-overwhelmingly-even-red-states Published on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 by Common Dreams By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ‘Now thousands will get a raise and begin to make a fair wage.’ Those who will benefit most from Tuesday’s minimum wage victories … Continue reading

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Job Schedules: Child Care and Subsidies—November 19, Conference Call

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): Register now at http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5728/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=12378 for Job Schedules: Child Care and Subsidies, a national audio conference that will be held on Wednesday, November 19, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET. This issue is being picked up in … Continue reading

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Urgent: Stop the “Fast Track” Sneak Attack on Democracy

From the Citizens Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org): We need your help your help derailing the new post-election push for “Fast Track” legislation that would enable corporate power grabs like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be rushed through Congress, circumventing ordinary review, … Continue reading

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New Report Promotes “Two Generation” Approach to Family Well-Being

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-11-12/childrens-issues/new-report-promotes-two-generation-approach-to-family-well-being/a42823-1 Play Audio in Browser Window November 12, 2014 – Melinda Tuhus, Public News Service (PA) HARRISBURG, Pa. – New research shows the best way to help lower-income families become stronger is to provide programs that focus on … Continue reading

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One Thing’s for Sure: Americans Want a Higher Minimum Wage

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): On the heels of the midterm elections, one thing is for sure: Americans want a higher minimum wage. Yesterday, voters in all five of the states with ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage—Alaska, Arkansas, … Continue reading

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Support the Global Food Security Act and Small Scale Food Producers

From Action Aid (http://www.actionaidusa.org): In the next two weeks, one of the most important bills of the year will be put in front of Congress – and we need your help to get it passed! More than 800 million people … Continue reading

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Supporting Working Families by Holding States Accountable: New Ideas from the Work Support Strategies Initiative

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): By Olivia Golden Giving children a good start in life is a widely held goal for Americans of all political parties.  With recent Census figures showing 20 percent of children living in families whose income is below the … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Mythbusters

Check out the minimum wage mythbusters at the U.S. Department of Labor website: http://www.dol.gov/minwage/mythbuster.htm

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Cutting Taxes Doesn’t Spur Economic Growth

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/october/cutting-taxes-doesnt-spur-economic-growth Oct 29, 2014 10:19 am | Michael Wood Flying in the face of the often heard rhetoric that tax cuts are the cure for all ills, a new study finds that cuts to business taxes are at … Continue reading

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The Real Monsters (Poverty, etc.)

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman Each year at Halloween, our neighborhoods are bustling as children go door to door dressed as zombies, vampires, skeletons or something else fantastic and scary. For many children Halloween is … Continue reading

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