Poetic Justice – and a Delicious Irony

One can’t help but enjoy a different kind of news coming out of Bernie Sanders for President 2020 this week – that a campaign worker of his has filed an unfair labor practice complaint with the National Labor Relations Board! The self-described democratic-socialist has been one of the more vocal advocates for increasing the federal…

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Maximum Movements on Minimum Wages

The current push for increasing minimum wages really began back in 2012, but it doesn’t seem to be slowing much at all. But first, let’s look at the exception that proves the rule. With democrat Gretchen Whitmer poised to take over as Michigan Governor from republican incumbent Rick Snyder, the republican state senate voted Wednesday…

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Feeling the Bern, Two Years Later

Still on the loose, Democratic Socialist Senator and former democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders filed legislation last week that would require employers with at least 500 employees to reimburse the government for the cost of government assistance programs (such as food stamps, public housing, and the like) on which their workers may rely. The bill,…

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Congress Feeling the Minimum “Bern”?

The 2016 campaign may be long over and decided, but America could still get “berned”. The issue has been spreading like wildfire with the Fight for $15 being waged in state houses and city halls around the nation over the past several years; there hasn’t been a lot of serious talk about a $15 wage…

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Campaign Trail Fluctuations

As the presidential campaign continues, albeit with the field effectively narrowed down to three, the positions of those candidates on the question of raising the federal minimum wage becomes more telling.  Last month, all three remaining ‘main-stream’ candidates verbalized their support for hiking the threshold to different levels, but where are they this month?  Democratic…

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Minimum Wages Stays in the Forefront

The issue of mandating increases in minimum wages across the country continues to command attention at a host of different levels.  On the presidential campaign trail, democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who called for a $12/hour minimum wage last fall (her opponent, Bernie Sanders filed legislation mandating $15/hour), advocated an end to the tipped minimum wage…

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