Tag Archive for States

Trump’s War on the Courts, the Press and the States

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – With congressional Republicans in the majority in Congress and unwilling to cross Donald Trump, the job of containing Trump’s incipient tyranny falls to three centers of independent power: the nation’s courts, its press and a few state governments. Which is why Trump is…

Raising Most People’s Wages

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per hour minimum wage in the country. Other cities and states should follow Seattle’s example. Contrary to the dire predictions of opponents, the hike…

Labor Report Shows States That Raised the Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…A new report released by the U.S. Department of Labor provides solid evidence that raising the minimum wage in states tends to spur job growth, the opposite of what conservative critics claim. The state-by-state hiring data, released Friday by the Labor Department, provides ammunition to the camp…

Why the Minimum Wage Should be Raised to $15 an Hour

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Robert Reich – Momentum is building to raise the minimum wage. Several states have already taken action. Connecticut has boosted it to $10.10 by 2017, the Maryland legislature just approved a similar measure, Minnesota lawmakers just reached a deal to hike it to $9.50. A…