In The Middle – labor and middle class issues
The passing of the #RaisetheWageAct in the #US #HouseofRepresentatives to incrementally raise the federal #minimumwage from $7.25 to $15 acknowledges that the current minimum wage isn’t enough to support working families across the country https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/1151995580077334529
When it mattered most, thousands of first responders didn’t hesitate to put their lives on the line.
This is a disgraceful insult to their sacrifice. https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1151547132954009600
#PrimeDay actions throughout the country and around the world, demonstrate that working people can take on Amazon and win. http://bit.ly/30vGLSy
https://bit.ly/2JNNeSb - Forensic geologist Scott Wolter turns detective in the Windy City to crack one of Chicago's oldest cold cases -- the 1886 bombing of Haymarket Square. A recent dig for a buried time capsule may yield new clues about the identity of the bomber #haymarket
When Eddie Lampert bought Sears for $5.2 billion, it came with a promise of severance pay for thousands of laid off employees. Now, Lampert wants to back out of his deal. It's greedy, wrong, and a slap in the face to thousands of people. https://cbsn.ws/2wrIeMV
The news, politicians, and pundits love talking about how strong the American economy is right now. Tell that to the nearly **half** of working people in the U.S. currently working a "side hustle" (or, you know, a second job) just to make ends meet. http://bit.ly/2IaUaI2
America's Humungous Wealth Gap Is Widening Further https://www.forbes.com/sites/pedrodacosta/2019/05/29/americas-humungous-wealth-gap-is-widening-further/#472bfc9c42ee
Nominate a letter carrier #hero! Letter Carriers are in constant touch with the public & so when they notice something unusual, they go out of their way to rescue people. Since 1974, the NALC has been recognizing letter carriers for these selfless deeds. https://bit.ly/2JHI3pr
#webuildit #infrastructure #infrastructurenow #letsbuild
#joinus #buildingtrades #apprenticeships #earnwhileyoulearn
Move To Amend is coming to Peoria - please join us to learn more. Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Peoria Labor Temple.
http://bit.ly/2YOjgn0 #movetoamend #pleasejoinus
New research finds that the boons of union membership can extend beyond wages and benefits. #1u https://psmag.com/economics/responsive-unions-c-make-work-feel-more-meaningful