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Vote to Raise Iowa's Minimum WageIf we hope to have a successful society composed of educated people who can compete in the national and international market place, we must support wages which allow freedom to pursue success without the handicap of impossibly low wages. We cannot maintain our strength in world standing unless we provide our workers with hourly and salaried reparation worthy of who we say we are. Dragging our feet in willingness to pay our people a living wage is a disgrace and an implication that America will not have the staying power we must have to lead with strength in an ever evolving world economy. It is essential that move forward, now, in 2014.
Provide Livable Family IncomesThe United States now has the greatest inequality of wealth of any developed nation, with almost all productivity gains going to the top one percent, while draining the working class. Too many people live in poverty, working full time at low-wage jobs. With more income, they could live decent lives, and their increased spending would boost the economy for everyone. Restoring top marginal income tax rates to those of the Eisenhower administration and enforcing tax laws on international corporations will provide the needed revenue.
Stand Strong Against Cuts To Food StampsPlease join me in speaking up for folks that receive nutrition assistance from the federal government. While not a perfect system, this is the first fall-back that folks out-of-work have to keep on an even keel with regards to other aspects of their lives. When a person is hungry, it becomes hard for them to think straight and that has all sorts of ramifications across the board in people's lives. What we need to do, rather than cutting this benefit is work on finding ways to continue to make healthy food options accessible to anyone faced with a limited income. That's my 2cents. Thanks for taking the time. Food Hardship Report http://frac.org/pdf/food_hardship_2012.pdf http://www.bread.org/ol/2013/engagement/downloads/2013-hunger-poverty-facts.pdf http://www.cbpp.org/files/1-14-13fa/ME.pdf
Support Senator Warren's Student Loan BillStudents shouldn't be paying higher interest on their loans than banks and large corporations pay for borrowing money. The education of our population shouldn't cost or burden our students for the rest of their lives. If this continues, the future of our country and it's citizens will be in serious peril.
Raising Minimum Wage Up To $12.75 In Montana State.Signing this petition is vary important to sign because we are trying to raise minimum wage a more liveable wage, so that hard working America's can survive on a increase wage to provide for his/her family. Raising this minimum wage up to $12.75 a hour, Is a good wage for everyone in the Employment field and it wouldn't hurt our government system to support the increase of minimum wage. The Montana citizens are tired of working for dirt poor wages, making it hard to provide for yourself and for your families, its time to raise minimum wage here in Montana state. And it all starts with everyone signatures on this petition.
Save Our Bus Service- No to CARTA CutsAfter peaking in 2014, CARTA bus ridership has been declining. The cuts proposed will put CARTA into a downward spiral of cuts in service, lost ridership and revenue and more cuts in service. We need transit which goes to work, shopping, healthcare, educaiton, recreation and the beach to provide mobility, dignity and opportunity for everyone in the Charelston area.
Let The Bloomingfoods Workers Exercise Their Right to OrganizeThe right to organize, and to engage in other protected concerted activities to improve conditions in the workplace, is one of the most important principles in U.S. labor relations. Guaranteed under the National Labor Relations Act, specifically Section 7 (please see link below), all covered workers have the right to organize themselves in whatever manner they choose regardless of the opinion or actions of their employer. Under the original intent and spirit of the act, the decision to organize and bargain collectively, or take any other action pursued by two or more workers to improve conditions, should take place without interference by the employer. As we know, this right has been interfered with, eroded, attacked, diminished, and rendered weak by hostile legislation and by an anti-worker consulting industry that generates billions in profit by interfering with the basic right to organize. Employers large and small have engaged in campaigns of intimidation, harassment, captive audience meetings, threats, and dismissals, all known as unfair labor practices, to prevent workers from exercising their rights. We can make sure this does not happen here. Bloomingfoods is an important institution in our community, reflective of the basic values of many of our residents who are committed to social justice, equal rights, and sustainability. Let’s make sure Bloomingfoods adheres to these basic principles during this organizing drive.
Union Organizing is a Civil RightAs go unions, so go middle-class jobs. Decades ago, unions and the civil rights movement marched arm in arm towards a common future -- an America free of discrimination, with opportunity for all. Today, workers still face numerous forms of discrimination and can be illegally fired for standing up for their rights. Workers can appeal, but the current process takes years. Companies have quickly learned to fire workers first and ask questions later. We can’t sit back and hope for the best while union busters and the Supreme Court tear apart the foundation of the middle-class. We need to go on offense. With your help, we can begin to fix a broken system. We can ensure that workers join together on the job without fear of unjust termination or a drawn-out and often ineffective process. Together we can rebuild and give voice to the middle-class.
Take Texas Back From ALEC!ALEC skirts the law restricting lobbying activities and gifts to politicians, and pushes its ideologically driven agenda through model bills that put corporate profits and the right-wing agenda before the needs of working people. What are just some of the laws that ALEC and Laubenberg have promoted, and in many cases, already imposed on Texans? • Stand your Ground Bill • Voter ID Bill • Women’s Sonogram Bill • Sanctuary Cities Bill • Anti-ACA Legislation These actions are hurting millions of Texans, undermining public education, damaging our environment, cutting off access to healthcare, and making our streets, homes and workplaces less safe.
Raise the minimum wage to $15 in ChicagoFormer Labor Secretary Robert Reich has been making the case for a $15 minimum wage, and I agree with him. He argues that businesses will see more customers and workers will have more money in their pocket. A new study from Raise Chicago shows how a $15 minimum wage would boost our city’s economy. It would raise overall wages in Chicago by as much as $1.5 billion, create 5,300 new jobs and $43 million in new tax revenue, and even reduce job turnover. Our plan would phase in the increase over a few years, giving our local and small businesses time to adjust.
Raise the minimum wage to $13.00/hr in Spokane, WAOut of all developed nations, the United States has the most unequal distribution of wealth. Middle class wages have remained stagnant, while the top 1% have seen 95% of the gains. Raising the minimum wage is one of the best ways to combat income inequality and give Americans a raise.
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 in Prescott, AZOut of all developed nations, the United States has the most unequal distribution of wealth. Middle class wages have remained stagnant, while the top 1% have seen 95% of the gains. Raising the minimum wage is one of the best ways to combat income inequality and give Americans a raise.