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Rev. William Barber: Why I Was Arrested With the 'Fight for 15'

On Tuesday, November 29th, I joined fast food, healthcare, childcare and other service workers across America to protest slave wages in 21st-century America. Together with 53 workers and fellow clergy in Durham, North Carolina, I was arrested and taken into police custody.<p>While I do not take …

At Central Co-op $15/hour celebration, a Seattle call for bump in national minimum wage

Mayor Murray<p>Nicole Grant, King County Labor Council<p>Capitol Hill’s <b>Central Co-op</b> hosted Seattle <b>Mayor Ed Murray</b> and a collection of officials and labor …

The federal minimum wage hit its peak purchasing power nearly 50 years ago

The minimum wage has been a highly debated topic in recent years, with workers in industries including fast food and retail pushing for the standard to be raised to $15 an hour.<p>Currently, the federal minimum wage is less than half that amount, at $7.25 an hour, where it has been since 2009.<p>Of …

Reaction in New York to Betsy DeVos? A Lot of Shrugs

On Tuesday, the day the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as education secretary with an unprecedented tiebreaking vote from the vice president, hundreds of high school students in New York City left their classrooms and convened downtown in Foley Square to protest the presidency of Donald J. Trump, …

Donald Trump's new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos 'donated nearly $900,000 to Senators who helped confirmation'

Donald Trump’s new Education Secretary reportedly donated nearly $900,000 over the years to the Senators who confirmed her into the job.<p>Betsy DeVos …

Congratulations to Betsy DeVos, Now Let's Abolish Her Department

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the secretary of the Department of Education by the narrowest vote possible – with Vice President Mike Pence breaking …

Betsy DeVos’ first day on the job: They don’t give teachers pencils anymore

<b>FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump stands with Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos in Bedminster, N.J. DeVos has spent over two decades advocating for school choice programs, which give students and parents an alternative to traditional public school</b> …

Education

Why Was Betsy DeVos the One Trump Nominee Who Provoked Opposition?

If I had a vote in the Senate, I would have opposed the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Education secretary. But if I were to rank Trump cabinet …

Education

If you care about our public schools and our democracy, beware of Betsy DeVos and her vouchers

The confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos provided an inordinate amount of drama: guns and grizzlies, an all-night talkathon on the<p>Senatefloor, and Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote — and with good reason.<p>DeVos, now confirmed as secretary of Education, is not just another inexperienced …

Education

A comprehensive list of what Betsy DeVos can — and can’t — do next

After barely surviving a contentious confirmation process, Betsy DeVos is now in charge at the Education Department.<p>She and her fiercest opponents might be surprised by how little power she actually has in the job.<p>Liberals’ biggest worry about DeVos, aired at the rallies to oppose her and the …

No compromises, no concessions: When raising the minimum wage becomes a bad thing

<b>(Reuters/David McNew)</b><p>We need to put resources into movement building rather than attempting to pass national minimum wage legislation<p>Stephanie Luce • Jen Kern<p>February 5, 2017 8:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared in In These Times.<p>Right now, most progressives and leftists appear to be in …

Middle-class

No to $15 an hour in Baltimore

The latest iteration of legislation requiring Baltimore to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour makes various concessions designed to ease the …

Income Inequality

Minimum-Wage Increases May Deliver the Best Wage Growth In Eight Years

Hourly pay may increase 0.3% in January as result of minimum-wage changes in 19 states, J.P. Morgan says<p>A wave of minimum-wage increases to start the year could mean Friday’s jobs will show hourly earnings growth reached a new postrecession peak in January. Millions of workers earning at or near …

Montgomery County can afford to raise the minimum wage

The Jan. 27 editorial “Minimum-wage hyperbole doesn’t help” praised Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett’s (D) decision to strike down the minimum-wage increase the County Council approved earlier that month.<p>Contrary to the editorial’s claims, Mr. Leggett’s concerns were hardly well-founded. …

Anti-Trump Protesters Give President an Icy Welcome at His 'Winter White House'

“March to Mar-a-Lago” brings out thousands in protest of the president’s travel ban executive order<p>If President Trump was hoping for a little peace …

The White House and Fox join forces to undermine anti-Trump protests as violent and fake

Fox News’s “Fox and Friends” has quickly emerged as a stalwart advocate for the presidency of Donald Trump. This may be due in part to the fact that Trump watches the show with regularity — so much so that a visual gag from the show about Trump flickering the lights of the White House at the hosts’ …

Will the anti-Trump protests expand? That’s more likely than ever before

On Nov. 8, Donald Trump won the presidency with just over 57 percent of Electoral College votes. But as has been repeated often since then, he fell far short of receiving the support of a majority of Americans. He won less than half of the popular vote, and only about half of eligible voters …

Trump’s immigration order means bureaucrats have to decide who’s a “real” Christian

By Elizabeth Shakman Hurd<p>President Trump’s executive order on immigration has a clause that is supposed to protect religious minorities. Trump has made clear he has in mind primarily Christians from the Middle East. If implemented, individuals who can show evidence of being persecuted as Christian …

Pipeline Companies Struggle to Contend with Reinvigorated Protests

Like political operatives, some are using polling and focus groups to develop public support<p>Pipeline companies are bracing for a new round of volatile protests by environmentalists and other activists in the U.S., a sobering reality that is tempering the industry’s excitement over President Donald …

Spills plague Dakota Access pipeline builders, environmental groups find

The Dakota Access Pipeline Doesn't Make Economic Sense

Last week, Donald Trump signed an executive order to advance approval of the Keystone and Dakota Access oil pipelines. This should come as no surprise, as Trump continues to fill his administration with climate deniers, ranging from the negligent choice of Rick Perry as energy secretary to Scott …

Environment