Fight for $15: Advocates Rally for Increase in Federal Minimum Wage

Posted at By David Elliot April 27, 2017 Dorothy Staub cherished her job as a caseworker with the National Guard in Erie County, Pennsylvania. She helped veterans handle a wide array of problems, ranging from financial difficulties to mental and … Continued

The 22 Dems Supporting Sanders’ $15 Minimum Wage Bill… and 24 Who Aren’t

Posted at Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by Common Dreams “Just a few years ago, if you were to say that we need to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, many people would say, ‘You’re crazy!’” By Deirdre … Continued

Attacks on Public Sector Workers Hurt Working People and Benefit the Rich

Posted at Apr 22, 2017 01:47 pm | Stephen Herzenberg Republican lawmakers in the Pennsylvania House and Senate continue to promote bills that would reduce the power of public sector unions by undercutting them financially. These bills would make … Continued

We Must Invest In Housing

Posted at By Deborah Weinstein April 13, 2017 It really was great news that Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond’s urgent wake-up call about the gross injustice of evictions, won the Pulitzer Prize.  The painful reality of housing … Continued

Trump Administration Considering ‘Back-Door Way’ to Cut Social Security

Posted at Published on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by Common Dreams ‘If Trump proposes this Trojan horse, it would be the newest shot in the ongoing Republican war against Social Security’ By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Social Security Works … Continued

She Told Paul Ryan What It’s Like to Be Poor

Posted at By David Elliot April 4, 2017 Last spring, we reported on a new documentary making the rounds at Sundance and other venues throughout the country. A Hug from Paul Ryan followed the story of Tianna Gaines-Turner, who, despite working two … Continued

KRC on U.S. Senate Action to Prevent Cities from Improving Retirement Security for Private Sector Workers

Posted at Mar 31, 2017 04:39 pm | Stephen Herzenberg We issued the following statement in my name this week in response to the U.S. Senate vote on H.J. Resolution 67 blocking a rule that would make it easier … Continued

New Poor People’s Campaign Bible Study Series #3: A Revolution of Values

From the Kairos Center ( Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Beyond Vietnam by using this Bible study, the third in a series developed to foster conversations about the biblical and theological significance of the New Poor People’s Campaign, which pairs an excerpt of … Continued

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