Category: Class

Jake Johnson: Sanders to Force Vote on $15 Minimum Wage Amendment

“I regard it as absurd that the parliamentarian, a Senate staffer elected by no one, can prevent a wage increase for 32 million workers.”

Timothy Noah: Biden’s Support for Unionizing Amazon Is a BFD

“This is new, nothing like it before. Politicians always give great speeches at union conventions and avoid union organizing campaigns because of possibility of failure. But Biden broke this norm.”

Chris Hedges: The Age of Social Murder

The ruling elites, despite the accelerating and tangible ecological collapse, mollify us, either by meaningless gestures or denial

Niko Sims: Housing crisis: Pittsburgh politicians’ patchwork solutions fall short

We could house the hundreds if not thousands of Pittsburgh homeless overnight in Airbnbs, hotels and vacant houses

Ro Khanna: Democrats Should Ignore Senate Parliamentarian

The House has voted to pass Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package that includes an increase to the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour, which could now be stripped out in the final bill after the unelected Senate parliamentarian found it does not comply with budget rules

Chuck Collins: COVID-19 has made the super-rich richer

It’s time for a billionaire wealth tax

Lee Camp: It’s Time for Major Wealth Redistribution

No need to be all apologetic about it, either, since we would just be reclaiming the trillions taken by the billionaires

Julie Hollar: What Is ‘Moderate’ About Opposing a Minimum Wage Backed by 3/5ths of Voters?

In corporate media, it seems, the minority view that opposes a living wage can also be the “moderate” one—so long as it’s “pragmatically” courting business interests

Patricia Gorky: McDonald’s spies on employees organizing for a living wage

New reports show that McDonald’s has spied on workers “for years” in their effort to combat the Fight for $15 movement that has been struggling for a living wage for nearly a decade

Rebekah Entralgo: Covid-19 Caregivers Need Care Too

A new documentary exposes the need for a federal lifeline for child care providers and working mothers

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