8 hrs ago
Stop Privatization of Public Education & Union Busting! No More Public Money To Charters,
On December 9, 2013 the AFT and NEA along with over organizations called for a national day of action to "reclaim education".
National Review Online
Michael R. Strain: More than the Minimum Wage
President Obama proposed an increase in the minimum wage from its current level, $7.25 per hour, to $9 per hour in his 2013 State of the Union address, and in his December 4 speech on economic mobility he pledged "to keep pushing until we get a higher minimum wage for hard-working Americans across the entire country."
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Center for American Progress
Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage
This issue brief is part of a six-part series from the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative outlining values-based policies that benefit all American families.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Editorial: Extend jobless benefits in fragile recovery
After the sequester, fiscal cliffs and 16-day government shutdown, Congress is poised, through inaction, to deliver another blow to the nation's economic recovery and a lump of coal to jobless workers.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
School in session as congressmen, House staff attend digital class on the Hill
The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training turned the House of Representatives' Education and the Workforce Committee Room into four digital classrooms yesterday to demonstrate how education technology is transforming the way teachers' teach and students' learn.
CA-60: CREDO Action Puts The Pressure On Nancy Pelosi (D) To Reject The TPP
Received this e-mail today from the CREDO Action Fund regarding House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Trans-Pacific Partnership : The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a secret "trade" deal being negotiated behind closed doors by the governments of a dozen countries colluding with corporate interests.
The Huffington Post
Deal or No Deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Congress Weighs in
The U.S. Trade Representative and trade ministers from the 11 other nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement have just left for their weekend meeting in Singapore, where they hope to be able to announce that a final deal on the controversial trade pact has been reached.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Don't Rush into a TPP Deal in Singapore
They Vow to Block Any Pact Without Enforceable Labor and Environmental Standards, Currency Disciplines or that Includes Patent or Copyright Extensions Senior Democratic members of Congress said Thursday the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact is dead on arrival in Congress if it doesn't meet their demands to protect American workers ... (more)
It's Hard to Believe (But Hilarious) That Top-Ranking Senate Democrats Live Like This in D.C.
There have been no reports of toga parties at the legendary Capitol Hill residence, but the interior decor certainly echoes John Belushi bellowing "Food fight!" Durbin shares the pad with two other prominent Democrats: New York Sen. Chuck Schumer , and California Rep. George Miller, who's the landlord.
Legislative Wrap-Up: Army Honoree, Health Care Praise, Intern Harassment
Rep. Eric Swalwell honored a Hayward man on the House floor for his military service.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Want big returns? Invest in small children
More and more, policy makers at all levels are joining us, as evidenced by the recent introduction of the bi-partisan Strong Start for America's Children Act by Sen. Tom Harkin , Rep. George Miller and Rep. Richard Hanna .
Democrats in Congress remind Obama they'll have final say on Pacific trade deal
U.S. negotiators hope to do just that as they head to Singapore to begin more talks on Saturday, seeking to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as the TPP, a pact with 11 other countries that would set new trade rules in the Pacific Rim.
Senior Democrats To Obama: TPP Dead In Current Form
The Trans Pacific Partnership is another putrid so-called "free trade" deal. All these NAFTa-style agreements are a core reason behind the collapse of the middle class across the world.
The Plain Dealer
Rally outside of Cleveland McDonald's Thursday in support of...
The line outside the Memphis Avenue McDonald's this afternoon won't be an overflow crowd of lunchtime customers waiting to order Extra Value Meals.
The Washington Post
Seven of 10 graduate from college with loans
The Institute for College Access and Success , based in Oakland, Calif., reported that 71 percent of the class of 2012 had debt at graduation, up from 68 percent for the class of 2008.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Moral and Economic Imperative to Raise the Minimum Wage
If an adult working a full-time job can't eat, find a place to live, and clothe herself, then the United States is breaking its social contract.
Wall Street Journal
The War of the Wages
For all of their mutual public admiration, Presidents Clinton and Obama react differently to political trouble.
goes inside the real 'Alpha House'
Paint peeling off the walls. Sheets for curtains. Broken blinds. A mangled wicker chair made settable with a board.
Economic Policy Institute
The Minimum Wage Used To Be Enough To Keep Workers Out Of...
As President Obama and others have noted, a parent who works full-time, year round at the federal minimum wage does not earn an income above the federal poverty line.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Loose Change? Gee Thanks Speaker Boehner and Rep Miller & Co.
The 'decades' of 'loose change' from the so called 'republicans' continues as do the wants for cuts in the VA budget, while still seeking to privatize for profit the agency, and obstruction in full funding like their wars, as the Country served Representatives of!! Those served wave their, patriotic, flags proudly!! The Only Government Branch, the ... (more)