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DLC Strategist Thinks Progressives Should Pipe Down on Minimum Wage Hike

DLC Strategist Thinks Progressives Should Pipe Down on Minimum Wage Hike | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
Tax cuts have gotten us in these economic straits...so we should *totally* believe that tax cuts will get us out too, right?
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Weak US card security made Target a juicy target

The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at Target's stores will get worse before they get better.

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Congress cuts vets’ retirement benefits

Congress cuts vets’ retirement benefits | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: Iraq War veteran Fmr. Rep. Patrick Murphy and retired Master Sgt. with the U.S. Army Louis Celli join Karen Finney to discuss the budget bill Congress passed before going on holiday which cut veterans’ retirement benefits.
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Vermont minimum wage to increase by 13 cents Jan. 1

Vermont minimum wage to increase by 13 cents Jan. 1 | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
MONTPELIER (AP) - Vermont's lowest paid workers are going to be getting a raise.
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Colorado To Increase Minimum Wage

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Colorado's minimum wage will increase by 22 cents on New Year's Day to $8 an hour.
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Most Americans Think It's Time To Raise The Minimum Wage

Most Americans Think It's Time To Raise The Minimum Wage | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
Most Americans think the government should take action to address the wealth gap, and even more believe the minimum wage should be raised, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Wednesday.

 

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Are you paying attention, Obama?

 

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Does Increasing The Minimum Wage Increase Unemployment? 60 Years Of Data Says 'No' -

Does Increasing The Minimum Wage Increase Unemployment? 60 Years Of Data Says 'No' - | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
Contrary to Republican claims, a higher minimum wage does not increase unemployment. In fact, the result is often quite the opposite.
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Want to Cut Food Stamp Costs? Raise the Minimum Wage

Want to Cut Food Stamp Costs? Raise the Minimum Wage | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
Want to Cut Food Stamp Costs? Raise the Minimum Wage
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This week the Tea Party House Republicans plan to bring a bill to the floor that would slash funding for food assistance to poor families.
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New Unifor union calls on Ontario to lift minimum wage to $14

New Unifor union calls on Ontario to lift minimum wage to $14 | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
The country’s largest private sector union is calling on the country’s biggest province to lift its minimum wage to $14 an hour.
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Walmart workers protest over minimum wage in 15 US cities

Walmart workers protest over minimum wage in 15 US cities | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
Organisers say Thursday will mark largest action since last November when they claim 400 workers walked off their shifts
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U.S. households still going hungry

U.S. households still going hungry | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
The percentage of households experiencing food shortages remains stubbornly high.
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Not Really Labor's Day

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Workers have little to celebrate this Labor Day, as wages stagnate and productivity gains are captured by investors, an economist writes.
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"The annual holiday supposedly celebrating labor has long lacked much celebratory feel. Over the last 30 years, employment has become more precarious and real wages for most workers have stagnated. Since 2008, in particular, the corrosive impact of persistent unemployment and declining wages on American workers has been felt at holiday picnics and parades."

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Black-white economic gap in U.S. is still as wide as ever

Black-white economic gap in U.S. is still as wide as ever | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
Black-white economic gap in U.S. is still as wide as ever The Japan Times WASHINGTON – When President Barack Obama spoke at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington, he symbolized part of the complicated story...
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Kiev Anti-Government Protest Draws 100,000

About 100,000 people rallied in the center of the Ukrainian capital on Sunday to demand the ouster of the president and his Cabinet as mass anti-government protests entered their second month.
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Minimum wage earners struggle to survive

Minimum wage earners struggle to survive | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
Many barely have enough money to buy Christmas gifts.
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Buster Meyer's curator insight, May 14, 2014 10:48 PM

This article is about how people that make minimum wage are struggling to get by in life, living paycheck to paycheck. This relates to gov and law because the government needs to step in help this people in need.

Lakin's comment, May 15, 2014 11:53 AM
I think the minimum wage should be raised higher because not many people can support themselves or family by living off of minimum wage. The government should defiantly raise this because it's an easy fix and it would help citizens get out of poverty.
Michael Hanson's comment, May 15, 2014 5:43 PM
It's sad to see people struggle just to get by in life, but the minimum wage issue is a tough topic. Maybe it does need to be raised, but my hope is that the government does it in a way that has as minimalist impact on businesses possible. We wouldn't want employers to cut workers just because employers would be forced to pay there workers more.
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Seattle mayor-elect backs $15 minimum wage

Seattle mayor-elect backs $15 minimum wage | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
SEATTLE – Seattle’s incoming mayor announced Thursday that he would give a big task force of business, labor, government and academics four months to come up with a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage.
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True Patriot Al Franken Fights For Increasing the Minimum Wage

True Patriot Al Franken Fights For Increasing the Minimum Wage | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) waged battle on the Senate floor today, calling for increasing the minimum wage, and extending long-term unemployment benefits.
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Senator, activists attack NFL's tax exemption

Senator, activists attack NFL's tax exemption | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
Liberal activists and Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., have found a common cause: Trying to strip the NFL of its federal tax-exemption.
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About time. Let's see if this goes anywhere. You can bet NFL lobbyists will be hard at work on Capitol Hill in the coming weeks and months.

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The Minimum Wage Barely Provides for the Minimum Life

The Minimum Wage Barely Provides for the Minimum Life | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
Most of us have had a shitty job or two. But how many of us have had to support ourselves fully – let alone support a family – on a job like this? There are a lot of people out there who have to do just that.
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Bangladesh police fire rubber bullets at garment workers seeking $100 month minimum wage

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#p2 Bangladesh police fire rubber bullets at garment workers seeking $100 month minimum wage [Raw Story] http://t.co/T6Q6ufMSjB
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DC Mayor Vetoes Living Wage Bill After Walmart’s Protests

DC Mayor Vetoes Living Wage Bill After Walmart’s Protests | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
After Walmart's threats to walk way from stores, the mayor vetoed a minimum wage increase.
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Wal-Mart protesters arrested as demonstrations return

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Protests against Walmart returned in cities across the country on Thursday, with twenty-one demonstrators arrested at a rally in Los Angeles. (Demonstrations for better wages & labor rights at WalMart were planned in 15 cities.
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How Raising The Minimum Wage Could Boost Walmart

How Raising The Minimum Wage Could Boost Walmart | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it

Walmart and other big chain stores that serve lower-income shoppers are hurting. Their customers don't have much cash right now -- stagnant wages, higher taxes and rising gas prices have left many living close to the edge.

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Watch The Fast Food Strikes Spread Like Wildfire

Watch The Fast Food Strikes Spread Like Wildfire | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
Mapping the expansion of protests from New York to nearly 60 cities.
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This 1994 Study Showed Raising The Minimum Wage Did NOT Raise Unemployment

This 1994 Study Showed Raising The Minimum Wage Did NOT Raise Unemployment | We Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage | Scoop.it
David Card, economic professor now at Berkeley and Princeton's Alan Krueger, who also just stepped down as chair of the White House Council on Economic...
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