Posts Tagged ‘minimum’

Biden To Solve Poverty With One Trillion Dollar Per Hour Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Amid growing concerns that record federal spending could cause Americans’ hard-earned money to become worthless, Biden announced his new plan that will save everyone and end poverty forever: a one trillion dollar minimum wage.  “Listen, folks, it’s real simple. Just give everyone a trillion dollars every hour and they’ll have all the money they need!” […]

Workers Insist The $15 Minimum Wage Fight Isn’t Over

Above photo: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 2014 rally to raise the minimum wage. Sanders Senate office. Labor Groups Angry that Biden and Democrats Didn’t Push for the New Base Pay in the $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Legislation. Women comprise the overwhelming majority of frontline workers who risk their lives and the lives of their families […]

Expansive private island in Bahamas goes up for sale – with no minimum bid

For those who fancy owning a private island in the Caribbean, with undeveloped forested hills and pristine white sand beaches stretching across a total of 730 acres, Little Ragged Island in the Bahamas has been put up for sale at an auction with no minimum bid. The island, also known as St Andrew’s, is both […]

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill with $15 minimum wage increase

On Friday, the House passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill in a vote of 219 to 212. The bill includes a $15 minimum wage increase, an extension of unemployment insurance, survival checks, and $20 billion for a national vaccination program. Two House Democrats, Representatives Jared Golden (ME) and Kurt Schrader (OR) voted no on […]

‘It should be easier to raise minimum wage than to drop bombs on Syria’: Progressives fume at Biden

The contrast between the procedural difficulty of pushing a modest pay increase for millions of workers through the Senate and the relative ease with which President Joe Biden—without congressional approval—launched a deadly bombing campaign in Syria late Thursday was the subject of much discussion and outrage as the president’s lethal operation overseas coincided almost simultaneously […]

CNN’s Van Jones: ‘Suicide’ for Democrats if They Don’t Pass Minimum Wage Hike

Political commentator Van Jones said Friday on CNN’s “Inside Politics” that it was ” it is suicide for the Democratic Party” if they do not pass an increase to the federal minimum wage. Jones said, “I think this minimum wage fight is a big deal. I don’t think that people who are looking at this […]

Senate parliamentarian says minimum wage increase cannot be in relief bill, Progressives urge VP Kamala Harris to use her power to keep it in

In President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, he included a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour. The White House website states: Throughout the pandemic, millions of American workers have put their lives on the line to keep their communities and country functioning, including the 40 percent of frontline workers who are people of color. As […]

Pelosi to Keep Minimum Wage Hike in COVID-19 Relief Bill Despite Parliamentarian’s Ruling

Some Democrats posited that MacDonough’s ruling wasn’t binding and said Vice President Kamala Harris, as president of the Senate, should overrule her. “I’m sorry—an unelected parliamentarian does not get to deprive 32 million Americans the raise they deserve. This is an advisory, not a ruling. VP Harris needs to disregard and rule a $15 minimum […]

Senate Parliamentarian Shoots Down Biden, Democrat Push to Hike Minimum Wage in $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Bill

The U.S. Senate parliamentarian ruled Thursday evening that President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats cannot procedurally include a minimum wage hike in their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, a setback for the Democrats and the new president. The ruling by the parliamentarian is a major setback for Democrats who had hoped to include a hike […]

“Not ready to give up”: Democrats push senate to keep popular $15 minimum wage in stimulus bill

[embedded content] As the House of Representatives prepares to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, a fight is brewing over the inclusion of an increase to the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The measure is at risk in the Senate, where conservative Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema […]

GOP senator rejects $15 minimum wage saying he once earned $6 an hour, or $23 with inflation

Republican Senator John Thune has rejected an effort from congressional Democrats to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15, pointing to his $6 or less hourly wages that he earned working at a restaurant as a “kid”. The senator from South Dakota – where the state-level minimum wage is set at […]

McDonald’s SPIES on its employees seeking minimum wage of $15 per hour – media

Fast food giant McDonald’s has reportedly set up a team of ‘intelligence analysts’ to monitor and gather data on employees suspected of being members of the ‘Fight For $15’ movement, which seeks a minimum wage hike. The damning revelation on the alleged in-house espionage practiced by McDonald’s was published by Vice’s Motherboard on Wednesday. The […]

Dem Rep. Khanna: W.H. ‘Has Every Power to Disregard’ Parliamentarian on Minimum Wage Increase

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Last Word,” Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) stated that the White House “has every power to disregard” the Senate parliamentarian’s decision if the parliamentarian rules that a $15 minimum wage cannot be passed through budget reconciliation. Khanna said, “There is no provision in the Constitution that says that the Senate parliamentarian […]

‘This is unacceptable’: Progressives reject Manchin plan to cut $15 minimum wage proposal to $11

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Monday said he will push an amendment to slash the $15 federal minimum wage proposal in the emerging coronavirus relief package to $11 an hour, an idea that progressives immediately rejected as an “unacceptable” attempt to weaken a popular and long-overdue pay raise for tens of millions of workers. […]

Biden Warns Governors Minimum Wage Hike Won’t Happen Even With Dems In Control

And in a call late last week, Biden reportedly told a group of governors and mayors from around the country that a minimum wage hike simply wouldn’t make it through the reconciliation “I really want this in there but it just doesn’t look like we can do it because of reconciliation,” Biden told the group, […]

Manchin: I Will Not Vote for COVID Bill on Party-Line Vote, I Oppose $15 Minimum Wage, and Think State and Local Gov’t Number ‘Way High’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) criticized the minimum wage increase and funding for state and local governments in President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief proposal and said that he will not vote for a coronavirus relief package on a party-line vote. Manchin said, “I don’t think that’s […]

The Trade Union Movement Must Organise Minimum Wage Workers

Above photo: A trade union rally in Trinidad. Al Jazeera. The twenty-first century has seen the Trade Union Movement in Trinidad and Tobago consistently under attack, severely criticized and victimized by the ruling economic and political elites. The thousands of sugar workers were the first group of organised workers this century to suffer mass retrenchment. […]

Joe Biden’s $15 Minimum Wage Could Kill More than 1.3 Million Jobs

President-elect Joe Biden’s proposal to raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour could put more than 1.3 million Americans out of work. On Thursday, Biden unveiled his $1.9 trillion dollar spending plan meant to tackle the economic consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The president-elect’s proposal, which seeks to allocate more money for […]

Georgia Bombshell Analysis: BIDEN takes Minimum 98% of a 23,487 vote batch at 12:18AM (Video)

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Petition forces Danish parliament to debate minimum age for circumcisions

The proposal was forced onto the agenda after more than 50,000 people signed a citizens’ petition calling for a minimum age of 18 for circumcision. The bill is scheduled to be debated in the autumn but appears unlikely to pass, given the lack of support from the country’s government. READ MORE: Amazon cuts circumcision ‘training […]

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Signs in the skies of the Eddy Solar Grand Minimum

     Signs are appearing our skies that the atmosphere is changing as predicted with the gran solar minimum. Rare anti-solar arcs over Norway, Cyclone over Yemen and Oman, Green flashes in UK and Norway. Hawaii has blue flames as the Earth cracks and methane ignites and CO2 didn’t cause warming in 1950-1980 even though it […]

These are the items that you need in your first-aid kit if you just want to carry the bare minimum

(Natural News) A first-aid kit is something that you always want to keep in your survival gear, even if you dread ever having to use it. If you want to keep your pack light, you can prepare a basic first-aid kit so you have something to treat minor cuts and scrapes. While you […]

Massive Minimum Wage Study: Few Downsides, Gains For Low-Wage Workers

Massive Minimum Wage Study: Few Downsides, Gains For Low-Wage Workers Research builds on previous studies that have chipped away at opposition to the policy. A new study on the minimum wage confirms previous research that found the policy raises wages for low-income workers without reducing total employment. The paper may finally start to convince conservative critics of […]

Raising The Minimum Wage Is Not The End Goal—We Need To Challenge Capital Itself

Above Photo: Protestors march in a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington to push for a raise to the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, on July 22, 2015. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images) Once more with feeling, the old debate rises into the headlines and the talk show circuit: Should […]

Scientists Fear Grid Failures During Solar Minimum

By Mac Slavo As our sun’s activity slows and the star gets quieter, scientists’ fears of solar minimum are coming to the forefront.  It isn’t the lack of activity that is terrifying those who study the sun, it’s what happens next that worries them all. There would be nothing any of us could […]

Minimum Wage Of $15 An Hour Passed In Minneapolis

Since the Fight for $15 began in November 2012, more than 40 cities and counties, and more than 20 states have adopted minimum wage increases. NELP estimates that about 19 million workers have won almost $62 billion in annual raises, and a growing numbers of U.S. states and cities in just the last few years are adopting […]

NASA: Sun is heading toward solar minimum

     High up in the clear blue noontime sky, the sun appears to be much the same day-in, day-out, year after year. But astronomers have long known that this is not true. The sun does change. Properly-filtered telescopes reveal a fiery disk often speckled with dark sunspots. Sunspots are strongly magnetized, and they crackle with […]

Inside Look At The First $15 Minimum Wage Campaign

Back in 2011, as the Occupy Wall Street movement was still spreading through the country, a smaller standoff was unfolding at Sea-Tac, the international airport in the small, eponymous town between Seattle and Tacoma that serves both cities. Along with some of her coworkers, Zainab Aweis, a Somali Muslim shuttle driver for Hertz car rental, […]

Two more years needed to raise Russian minimum wage to subsistence levels: Medvedev

nsnbc : Russian Prime Minister and billionaire Dmitry Medvedev tries to explains Russians that he needs two more years to raise Russia’s minimum wages […]

Japan deploys warship to protect US vessel, authorizes ‘minimum’ use of firepower

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada ordered the Izumo Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter carrier to protect a US Navy supply ship, which is heading towards the Pacific to resupply the American armada sent by Donald Trump to keep North Korean nuclear ambitions at bay, sources told Kyodo news. ‘Miserable end’: N. Korea threatens to sink US nuclear […]

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