Mid-Term Senate Races Matter: Heller’s High Water

U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) released the below statement after a right-leaning federal judge in Texas nullified the Obama Administration’s Department of Labor overtime rule. “The former Obama Administration’s expansion of the federal overtime rule would have devastated Nevada’s business owners and job creators. Since the rule was issued last year, I have been strongly …

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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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Become a Co-Sponsor of the Real Agenda for Working People

President-elect #donaldtrump and conservatives on Capitol Hill are preparing to unleash a series of economic policies in an attempt to undermine years of progress. Tax cuts for the rich and corporations, deregulation of finance and worker protections, and assaults on unions would all undercut U.S. workers’ economic clout, not increase it. The blame for workers’ …

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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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Your Server Isn’t on the Menu

For women who make their living off tips, sexual harassment is a constant workplace peril. By Marjorie E. Wood At a popular sit-down restaurant in Independence, Missouri, Allison waits tables for $3.60 an hour — the going rate for servers at her restaurant. Advocates of raising the federal hourly tipped minimum wage of $2.13 up …

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With $10.10

On 10/10, 10 Facts About A $10.10 Minimum Wage —by CAP Action War Room Friday, October 10th, was National Minimum Wage Day in honor of the efforts by progressives to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. At $7.25 an hour, today’s minimum wage is worth 30 percent less than the $1.60 minimum wage of …

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More Than 20 Actions—and Counting

— by Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor, The White House, @Pfeiffer44 The President made something very clear in his State of the Union address this past January: Wherever and whenever he can take action to expand opportunity for more American families, he’s going to do it, with Congress or without. Republicans in Congress have actually set records in obstruction and inaction, blocking …

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Party Of The 1% Filibustered Debate on Minimum Wage Increase

—by CAP Action War Room Like CAP Action on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! GOP Senators Vote Against Working Americans And Block Minimum Wage Increase A minority of 41 Senators, all Republicans (and YES, that includes Sen. Dean Heller), voted today to block debate and a vote on a bill that would raise the …

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11 Things The Senate Should Remember While Voting On The Minimum Wage

— by CAP Action War Room After returning from a two-week recess, the Senate is planning to vote on raising the minimum wage to $10.10 this Wednesday. The bill, called the “Minimum Wage Fairness Act,” needs 60 votes to advance thanks to the de facto GOP filibuster threat. And while in the past we have used this …

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What I signed today

Earlier today, I signed an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for federal contract workers. It’s the right thing to do. But what’s more, companies have found that when their employees earn more, they’re more motivated, they work harder, and they stick around longer. You should expect the same of your federal …

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