WHY IT MATTERS: Minimum Wage

September 21, 2016

Both candidates have struggled to articulate their positions. Hillary Clinton says she supports raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour, rather than the $15 supported by advocates for low-income workers and by the Democratic Party’s platform. Donald Trump is harder to pin down. […]

Group of 21 States Sues US Over New Overtime-Pay Rule

September 20, 2016

Twenty-one states filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government seeking to overturn a sweeping regulation designed to qualify millions more Americans for overtime pay starting in December, a step the Obama administration considers […]

The Progressive Case for Hillary Clinton is Pretty Overwhelming

September 19, 2016

“For a lot of liberals, the most important goal of this election is to keep Donald Trump out of the White House,” writes Kevin Drum in Mother Jones. “But a lot of lefties aren’t happy about that. They want a positive argument in favor of voting for Clinton […]

Seattle Passes New Scheduling Rules for Hourly Workers

September 19, 2016

Retail and food-service workers will have more predictability with their schedules after the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a new law Monday requiring employers to schedule shifts 14 days in advance and pay workers extra for […]

AFL-CIO: Donald Trump Keeps Trying to Con Union Members

September 18, 2016

It’s hardly front-page news that Donald Trump is a big-league flip-flopper. Through September 7, NBC News has tracked “117 distinct policy shifts on 20 major issues, tracking only his reversals since he announced his candidacy on June 16…” […]

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