We Must Defeat Roy Moore

We Must Defeat Roy Moore

The eyes of the nation are on Alabama. Many are wondering how we can be so dumb, especially as Roy Moore inches ahead in the polls even after 9 different women have come forward with stories of being sexually harassed and assaulted by Moore when they were young teenagers. To the outside world, Roy Moore is Alabama. Continue reading “We Must Defeat Roy Moore”

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Election a Referendum on Hometown Values

Election a Referendum on Hometown Values

On Tuesday, residents in a number of states went to the ballot box and took steps toward transforming local politics. Around the country there was a resounding rejection of candidates campaigning against our hometown values of inclusion. Continue reading “Election a Referendum on Hometown Values”

Extremist Tax Plan Will Hurt Small Town Families

Extremist Tax Plan Will Hurt Small Town Families

It has long been the strategy of right-wing extremists to use the power of government to carry out their corporate agenda. The wealthiest 1% who seek only to enrich themselves view government programs like public schools, Medicaid, and Social Security as barriers to maximizing their profits. Continue reading “Extremist Tax Plan Will Hurt Small Town Families”

Prestige Without Pay Violates New Labor Rule

Prestige Without Pay Violates New Labor Rule

Overtime pay is supposed to compensate workers for the extra time they put in away from home as well as incentivize employers to limit the need to have employees work exorbitant hours. A healthy workforce requires work-life balance, but the overtime rule has been weakened to the point that few workers actually qualify.
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$15 Isn’t Negotiable, It’s the Minimum Acceptable Standard

$15 Isn’t Negotiable, It’s the Minimum Acceptable Standard

Using data from the Pew Research Center, the Washington Post published a story analyzing the relative value of a $15 minimum wage across the U.S. This will almost certainly be used by critics to argue against implementing a universal $15 minimum wage as Clinton has already suggested in her presidential campaign.

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