A New Way to Close the Gender Pay Gap

New research suggests the gap between men and women won’t close till 2059 — unless cities and states try this new fix. — by Martha Burk Once again, Equal Pay Day is approaching. Never heard of it? If you’re a working woman or someone who cares about the working women in your life, you need …

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New Reports available at the Economic Policy Institute

2016 State of American Wages In a new report, Economic Policy Institute’s (EPI) Elise Gould finds that an improving economy in 2016 brought broad-based wage growth for most workers. Notably, wages at the bottom rose more in states that raised their minimum wages. Despite these improvements, large wage gaps persist by gender and race and between wage …

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Gutting Protections for Working People?

Concerns are rising that Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are preparing to revoke a suite of Obama-era executive orders that have provided basic protections for U.S. workers. These executive orders raise wages, improve worker safety, and help ensure that taxpayer dollars do not support companies that break the law. Specifically, the orders under threat: …

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Health Care Repeal Is a Stealth Tax Break for Millionaires

If Obama’s health law is reversed, taxes will go down for the rich and up for the poor, while millions lose coverage. — by Josh Hoxie Great magicians are masters of diversion. They attract our attention with one hand while using the other to trick us into thinking a supernatural act is taking place. But …

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Reagan Sold Your Future, Trump Will Too

White working-class voters should think twice before electing another flag-waving, immigrant-bashing, billionaire-enriching politician. — by Mitchell Zimmerman Two generations ago, many white working-class Democrats bought into Ronald Reagan’s promise of a better nation. Eager for “morning in America” — and swayed by fear that advances for black people would come at their expense — they …

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Paying for Low-Wage Pollution

Whether it’s half a dozen of one or 6 of another, we continually find ourselves contributing to the socialization labor costs as corporations incorporate poverty wages into their wage compensation schemes.  The article below may look at how Cook County, IL is looking for ways to combat those practices, but I thought it was apropos as …

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What the GOP’s Supreme Obstruction Means for Women

Senate Republicans are leaving women in limbo on several crucial issues. — by Martha Burk, OtherWords.org author Senators, constitutional scholars may tell you, must “advise and consent” on the president’s Supreme Court nominees. But apparently the official GOP policy is to “refuse and obstruct.” They’ve vowed not even to give President Obama’s nominees a vote. …

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Bargaining For The American Dream

—by CAP Action War Room Economic Mobility and Union Membership Go Hand In Hand We all can agree that zip code shouldn’t determine destiny and a child’s economic future should not be determined by his or her parents’ income. Upward mobility and opportunity are the definition of the American dream. But today, the United States …

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Twelve by 2020

Apr 30, 2015 | by CAP Action War Room Sen. Murray and Rep. Scott Introduce The Raise The Wage Act To Raise The Minimum Wage To $12 Today, Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Bobby Scott released the Raise the Wage Act, which would raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020, get rid …

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Nevada BluePrint

— by Senator Aaron D Ford, Senate Democratic Leader and      Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Assembly Democratic Leader As Nevada Democrats, we share a core belief: Every Nevadan deserves a fair shot at the American Dream. That starts with a quality education, and it includes access to  good jobs that can support a family, a safe community in …

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