Category Archives: Economic Justice

Movin’ on Up to $15 Minimum Wage

From the National Employment Law Project (http://www.nelp.org): California and New York made history this week, approving landmark plans to gradually raise their minimum wages to $15 an hour. The details differ and the California increase is stronger than New York’s. … Continue reading

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The Pink Tax

Posted at http://talkpoverty.org/podcast/pink-tax March 25, 2016 | TalkPoverty Radio Download this Episode at http://cdn.talkpoverty.org/content/uploads/2016/03/25173042/TalkPoverty_03262016_Ep039_mixdown_MONO.mp3. While there has been much discussion over the gender wage gap in this country, the fact that female shoppers are often penalized at the cash register has only … Continue reading

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How the Felony Drug Ban Keeps Thousands of Americans Hungry

Posted at http://talkpoverty.org/2016/03/21/felony-drug-ban-keeps-thousands-hungry/ March 21, 2016 | Jeremy Haile Bobby and Christie Clark share a late afternoon snack inside their Sedalia, Mo., home. Christie and her two kids receive food stamps, but Missouri denies Bobby access because of his drug felony. (Photo … Continue reading

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Working Families PA Field Director

Organization:  PA Working Families Primary Category:  Organizing Coordinator Type of Position:  Full-Time Education Requirement:  High School/GED Experience Requirement: 2-5 years Working Families Working Families is a progressive grassroots party that fights for social, economic, and racial justice- and wins. Our … Continue reading

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Stop Wage Theft—Support the Pay Stub Disclosure Act

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org): Six years after South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice organized a successful campaign that made Miami-Dade County the first jurisdiction in the United States to formally outlaw wage theft, we’re seeing national momentum to combat this … Continue reading

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Call on the President to End Tax Dodges for Corporations

Maybe you’ve heard the outrageous news about Pfizer, one of the largest pharmaceutical corporations in the United States. It could get out of paying an estimated $35 BILLION in U.S. taxes when it completes a merger with an Irish corporation, … Continue reading

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Act Now for One Fair Wage in Pennsylvania

For 17 years, tipped workers in Pennsylvania have been paid only $2.83 an hour by law. In order to survive, these workers must to rely on unpredictable customer tips, which results in economic instability and vulnerability to harassment on the … Continue reading

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Congress Insists on Cuts to Offset Emergencies and Food for Children but Not for Corporate Tax Breaks

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2016/03/18/head-smacker-congress-insists-cuts-offset-emergencies-food-children-not-corporate-tax-breaks/#.VuwPUeIrIdU By Lecia Imbery MARCH 18, 2016 Congress has been talking about the national debt and fiscal responsibility a lot lately, especially with the release of the House budget proposal this week. They insist that our deficit is out of control … Continue reading

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The Affluent Don’t Just Live Better–-They Live Longer–Which Is a Problem for Inequality

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2016/03/17/affluent-dont-just-live-better-live-longer-problem-inequality/#.VurKQeIrIdU By Andrew Yarrow March 17, 2016 [Photo Credit: 401(k) 2012 via Flickr] The engine of inequality is firing on all pistons: Low-wage workers earn less while they’re working, and then get less in Social Security benefits once they retire. … Continue reading

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Justice Department Calls on Courts to End ‘Criminalization of Poverty’

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/03/14/justice-department-calls-courts-end-criminalization-poverty Published on Monday, March 14, 2016 by Common Dreams Policies targeting the poor are not only far-reaching, they are profoundly harmful, letter from DOJ’s civil rights division states By Nadia Prupis, staff writer The DOJ’s Civil Rights … Continue reading

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