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Raise the Pay for our Most Important Workers!

Let’s pay preschool educators a worthy wage ..AFT Follow May 1 · By Tammy Duckworth I know firsthand the difference a teacher can make in a student’s life. When I was a child, my dad lost his job — and all too quickly,…

Want Financial Security? Get a Union Study says…..

Unions Not Companies Deliver Real, Sustainable Financial Security   Families Need More Financial Help, Unions Can Deliver   GETTY –FORBES – Nov 4, 2019 — Christian Weller Senior Contributor — A lot of American working-class families struggle financially. A range of organizations thus encourage…

More Jobs! Higher Wages! Real Facts!

NY Fed: Minimum wage hikes didn’t kill jobs Study found that higher pay boosted job numbers for low income workers –Crain’s NY Business:  GREG DAVID — Columnist — September 25, 2019 11:25 AM Bloomberg HIGHLIGHTS • Study zeroed in on NY border • Wages increased…

SIGNED LEGAL CONTRACT? What Contract.

NLRB makes it easier for employers to change labor contracts without union permission –by Sean Higgins  | September 10, 2019 — Washington Examiner — The National Labor Relations Board, the main federal labor law enforcement agency, issued a ruling Tuesday that will…

So Unfair TAX INEQUALITY 2019

Who Pays Taxes in America in 2019? For years, Americans have been told that the rich are paying a highly disproportionate share of the nation’s taxes. Claims to that effect often focus on just one tax, the federal personal income…

CT State Disgrace – Health Care Inequality

Report highlights CT’s racial health disparities  By JOE COOPER – JANUARY 2, 2019 – Hartford Business Journal A new report says major health disparities exist among boys and men of color compared to non-Hispanic white men and boys in Connecticut. The inaugural 2018 Connecticut Report…

Rich are Winners (Of Course) When IRS is Defunded

The Golden Age of Rich People Not Paying Their Taxes An eight-year campaign to slash the IRS’s budget has left the agency understaffed, hamstrung, and operating with archaic equipment. The result: a hundred-billion-dollar heist. –The Atlantic–PAUL KIEL, JESSE EISINGER, PROPUBLICA—DEC 11, 2018…

Book Blasts Corporate Cash Influence at Universities

‘How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education’  New book outlines how rich donors have become more assertive about how their money should be used and explores the costs to higher ed. –By Marjorie Valbrun November 2, 2018 A new book about Nike…