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Apr. 12, 1909
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Updated: Apr. 12 (20:43)

USPS Indicates Layoffs Could Be On The Horizon
Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
The Message from the Amazon Union Defeat in Alabama is Clear: Keep Organizing
Teamsters Local 355
Steward Spotlight
CWA 2201
April Delegate Meeting
Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Rigging Arena ETCP Test Prep 4-day Class M-Th, May 10-13, 8a-4pm
IATSE Local 33
General NOTICE: Membership Meeting Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
Teamsters Local 177
 
     
What’s Really Behind the Opposition to a $15 Minimum Wage
Updated On: Apr 05, 2021
Apr. 5, 2021 | OPINION | On March 5, the Senate had another opportunity to lift millions out of poverty, this time by raising the minimum wage to $15. But 50 Republicans, seven Democrats, and an Independent voted against the bill sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). In doing so, they denied a raise to the 32 million workers — about 21% of the workforce — including 31% of Black workers, 26% percent of Hispanic workers, and 20% of white workers. That number includes the 1.1 million Americans who earn $7.25 or less, and the approximately 20.6 million who earn a  “near-minimum” wage of up to $10.10, according to the Pew Research Center. Like $7.25 an hour, $10.10 is not a  “living wage”… In These Times
 
 
Teamsters Local 992
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