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By lucas@endneoliberalism On 6 Nov, 2013 At 02:17 PM | Categorized As Progressive Politics, raising the minimum wage | With 0 Comments
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Last night, over 60 percent of voters approved minimum wage increases in New Jersey and SeaTac. At $15 an hour, the new minimum wage will improve the lives of workers, spur economic growth in the region, and save taxpayers a lot of money in food stamps. The vote passed thanks to the support of small [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 19 Aug, 2013 At 11:30 AM | Categorized As Progressive Politics, raising the minimum wage | With 0 Comments
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City council and mayoral candidates said they’d consider the raise. “A higher minimum wage is a very simple and elegant solution to the death spiral of falling demand that is the signature feature of our economy”, Venture capitalist Nick Hanauer agrees. The current federal minimum wage of $7.50 has 50% of Americans living under the [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 25 Jun, 2013 At 01:22 PM | Categorized As Neoliberal Alert, raising the minimum wage | With 0 Comments
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Consumer spending is down again. With 50% of Americans living below the poverty rate, corporations are reporting losses due to a significant decrease in first quarter revenue. Having kept the same conditions that created the 2008 recession, any growth perceived by the One Percent after the bailout can quickly vaporize. Abercrombie reported a first-quarter loss [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 30 Apr, 2013 At 10:01 AM | Categorized As Neoliberal Alert, raising the minimum wage, Taxes | With 0 Comments
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Pennsylvania Governor thinks unemployment is high because poor people like drugs. Tom Corbett (R) said that people don’t have jobs because they can’t pass a drug test to explain his poor economic results as governor and even worse job creation track record. But according to Jesse Rothstein, an associate professor of public policy and economics [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 28 Mar, 2013 At 12:11 PM | Categorized As General News, raising the minimum wage | With 0 Comments

The campaign to raise Ontario’s minimum wage above poverty level is on. “Hey-hey, ho-ho, poverty wages have got to go, $10.25 is way too low” was the chant that protestors took to Preston Street. Read more and join the campaign at ACORN

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 26 Mar, 2013 At 09:04 PM | Categorized As Progressive Politics, raising the minimum wage | With 0 Comments
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The minimum wage in Ontario has been frozen for the past 3 years at $10.25/hour. Anti-poverty groups are calling to raise the minimum wage to $14/hour. End Neoliberalism contacted ACORN on Thursday afternoon when a coalition of several groups gathered outside Ontario’s Ministry of Labour office to protest against the 3-year wage freeze. ACORN responded [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 18 Mar, 2013 At 05:55 PM | Categorized As Progressive Politics, raising the minimum wage | With 0 Comments
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Elizabeth Warren proved on today’s Senate hearing that both The Super Rich and consumers can afford raising the minimum wage. The Senator first showed that if wages had kept pace with productivity since the 1960′s, the minimum wage would be $22 an hour today, and followed up by asking a group of economists and prominent [...]