With Demise of Wage Increase, Biden and Democrats Face Progressive Ire

President Biden and top Democrats are working to ensure that frustration over the exclusion of the minimum wage increase in the stimulus plan does not overshadow the success of the package.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #harris-kamala-d, #house-of-representatives, #khanna-ro, #macdonough-elizabeth, #minimum-wage, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Put Working Families at the Front of the Line for Help

A policy that sustains people in joblessness is not ultimately anti-poverty.

#income, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #unemployment, #welfare-us

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Covid Stimulus Bill Heads to the Senate

The $1.9 trillion pandemic aid bill narrowly passed the House, but now must maneuver through a procedural and political thicket in the Senate.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Assessing Claims in the Coronavirus Stimulus Debate

Lawmakers have made an array of misleading claims about “Pelosi’s subway,” unauthorized immigrants receiving checks, school funding and the minimum wage as they debate the $1.9 trillion relief bill.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #federal-budget-us, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #minimum-wage, #scalise-steve, #stimulus-economic

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Democrats Move to Salvage Minimum Wage Hike

As the House prepared to pass President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package as early as Friday night, Democrats were searching for a Plan B to raise the minimum wage.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #house-of-representatives, #minimum-wage, #pelosi-nancy, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Republicans Grapple With Raising the Minimum Wage

The politics of a $15 minimum wage are increasingly muddled, but some Republicans are gravitating toward a higher base pay, citing the economic needs of working-class Americans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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What Would a $15 Minimum Wage Do to Small Businesses?

In Georgia, low-wage service sector workers and their employers are wrestling with the details, and the morality, of a $15 minimum wage.

#minimum-wage, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Top Senate Official Disqualifies Minimum Wage From Stimulus Plan

The parliamentarian ruled that the provision, which would gradually increase the wage to $15 an hour, violated the strict budgetary rules that limit what can be included in the package.

#democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #macdonough-elizabeth, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Teenage John Thune Earned $6 an Hour. That Would Be More Than $20 Today.

The senator objects to increasing the minimum wage. He’s taking the wrong lesson from his own experience.

#labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #thune-john-r, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

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Democrats’ Big Tent Helped Them Win. Now It Threatens Biden’s Agenda.

The party’s ideological blend of moderates and progressives carried it to power in Washington, but elements of that coalition could block the most ambitious parts of President Biden’s agenda.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barber-william-j-ii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #poor-peoples-campaign-coalition, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Is This the End of Tipping?

The restaurant industry is in crisis. But some see how bad things are for servers — including “maskual harassment” — as a unique chance to make life better.

#anxiety-and-stress, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #service-industries, #sexual-harassment, #tips-and-tipping, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How a Minimum-Wage Increase Is Being Felt in a Low-Wage City

Is $15 an hour too much, or not enough? Fresno, Calif., may be a laboratory for a debate over the minimum wage that is heating up on the national level.

#california, #fresno-calif, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #restaurants, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Can Biden Save Americans Like My Old Pal Mike?

A childhood friend’s deadly mistakes prompt reflection on our country’s — and my own.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minimum-wage, #oregon, #poverty, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #yamhill-ore

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Biden Courts Business Support for Aid Package and Contested Minimum-Wage Increase

He endorsed a compromise plan in the House limiting direct payments to high earners as part of his $1.9 trillion proposal, as Democratic leaders fought to salvage a plan for a $15-an-hour wage.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #minimum-wage, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Minimum Wage Hike Would Help Poverty but Cost Jobs, Budget Office Says

The Congressional Budget Office said raising the federal minimum wage to $15 would also increase the deficit, potentially helping the proposal’s prospects of being included in relief legislation.

#congressional-budget-office, #federal-budget-us, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #sanders-bernard, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Will the Stimulus Plan Help Working Mothers?

How President Biden’s proposed stimulus package might affect women and families.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #parenting, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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Abolish the Racist, Sexist Subminimum Wage

Biden’s Raise the Wage Act should ensure that tipped workers receive fair pay.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #national-restaurant-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #senate, #tips-and-tipping, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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The Exponential Power of a $15 Wage Floor

Biden can improve the lives of hundreds of thousands with a single executive order.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #collective-bargaining, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #labor-and-jobs, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #obama-barack, #paid-time-off, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Biden’s Economic Plan Is Set to Clear a Senate Hurdle

Democrats agreed to limit direct checks for high earners but rejected several Republican amendments to a budget resolution key to passing the president’s $1.9 trillion rescue plan.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #republican-party, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden’s Policies Are Popular. What Does That Mean for Republicans?

Polls show that on issues like a stimulus bill, climate change and immigration, most Americans support the president’s plans. Torn by infighting, the G.O.P. is still figuring out its lines of attack.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #minimum-wage, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Effort to Include $15 Minimum Wage in Relief Bill Poses Test for Democrats

The measure will test their willingness and ability to use procedural maneuvers to shepherd big policy goals past entrenched Republican opposition in an evenly divided Senate.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #sanders-bernard, #senate, #senate-committee-on-the-budget, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Paul Krugman on Biden, Bitcoin and Deficit Delusions

Ezra Klein and Paul Krugman discuss Covid economics, cryptocurrencies and deficit delusions.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #krugman-paul, #minimum-wage, #new-york-times

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The First Post-Reagan Presidency

So far, Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive.

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Who’s Radical Now? The Case of Minimum Wages

Evidence has a well-known liberal bias.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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A Look at What’s in Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan

The president-elect is rolling out a large spending package aimed at helping battle the virus and alleviate the economic toll it has taken.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries

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The Coronavirus Is Erasing Minority Women from the Workforce

Those hard-won gains were never guaranteed to last. Now we’re seeing just how precarious they were all along.

#black-people, #bureau-of-labor-statistics, #cambridge-university, #income-inequality, #minimum-wage, #minorities, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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27 Places Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

The new year brings another round of increases, nearly a decade after workers started campaigning for higher pay.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #florida, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #national-employment-law-project, #restaurants, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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How Biden Can Move His Economic Agenda Without Congress

Union leaders and policy experts say the next administration could do plenty on behalf of workers through regulation and other powers.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #organized-labor, #presidential-transition-us, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-economy

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Biden Should Go Big, and Then Brag About It

Voters in both red and blue states have revealed what they want from government.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #family-leaves, #minimum-wage, #presidential-election-of-2020, #referendums, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #voting-and-voters

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Let’s Talk About Higher Wages

The nation, and the Democratic Party, desperately needs a replacement for the tired story that tax cuts drive economic growth.

#democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #taxation, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Virus Cases Rise, but Hazard Pay for Retail Workers Doesn’t

They were hailed as heroes during the first wave of the pandemic, but wage increases were fleeting, and companies, whose businesses are booming, have been slow to pay out more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dollar-general-corp, #kroger-company, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #romney-mitt, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries, #walmart-stores-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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In a Divided Washington, Biden Could Still Exert Economic Power

If Republicans control the Senate, a Biden administration could take a cue from President Trump and find ways to act unilaterally on some economic issues.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #consumer-financial-protection-bureau, #cordray-richard, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #corporate-taxes, #federal-reserve-system, #federal-taxes-us, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kraninger-kathy, #minimum-wage, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarles-randal-k, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stimulus-economic, #student-loans, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wechat-mobile-app

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To Reduce Racial Inequality, Raise the Minimum Wage

Diversity and inclusion programs for elites are tokens. A large wage increase that would most benefit the Black working class is far better.

#black-people, #discrimination, #minimum-wage, #wages-and-salaries

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Biden and Trump’s Final Debate: Who Won?

How their last clash looked to Times Opinion writers.

#biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #federal-taxes-us, #minimum-wage, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j

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Seattle Passes Minimum Pay Rate for Uber and Lyft Drivers

The city became the second in the nation to create a compensation standard for ride-hailing drivers, after New York.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #lyft-inc, #minimum-wage, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #seattle-wash, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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Uber and Lyft Could Gain From U.S. Rule Defining Employment

The Labor Department proposal would most likely treat drivers and other gig workers as contractors, not employees.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #lyft-inc, #minimum-wage, #overtime, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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Franchise Workers Win Victory Over U.S. Effort to Curb Lawsuits

A judge rebuffed a Labor Department move that made it harder for employees to win judgments against parent companies over pay violations.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #fast-food-industry, #franchises, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #minimum-wage, #overtime, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Stiffing Workers on Wages Grows Worse With Recession

New research shows that minimum-wage violations spike as low-paid workers become more vulnerable and less inclined to complain.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #recession-and-depression, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #wages-and-salaries, #washington-center-for-equitable-growth, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Danny Meyer’s Restaurants Will End Their No-Tipping Policy

Union Square Hospitality Group, which helped lead the move away from tips, changes course as its restaurants reopen.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #income-inequality, #meyer-danny, #minimum-wage, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #tips-and-tipping, #union-square-cafe-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #union-square-hospitality-group, #wages-and-salaries

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A Fair Wage and Ownership for Immigrants

Can a sophisticated platform cooperative help minimize exploitive working conditions in the gig economy, even during the pandemic?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #entrepreneurship, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How Can We Fix Income and Wealth Inequality in America?

America needs some repairs. Here’s where to start.

#black-people, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Mayor de Blasio, Bring Back Summer Jobs

There is still time, and it can be done safely. The economic and social payoff is totally worth it.

#baltimore-md, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #minimum-wage, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa, #race-and-ethnicity, #summer-season, #wages-and-salaries, #youth

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Uber Rides Cost More? OK

Many gig-based business models help customers take advantage of workers. Let’s stop giving tech companies a free ride.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #doordash-mobile-app, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #herrera-dennis-j, #instacart, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #lyft-inc, #minimum-wage, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Why Do We Pay So Many People So Little Money?

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing America to confront its epidemic low-wage problem.

#income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #minimum-wage, #outsourcing, #summers-lawrence-h, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Food Brands Tweet #BlackLivesMatter, but What’s Behind the Words?

In addition to declaring solidarity, the fast-food industry could make changes to protect the health and safety of black employees.

#advertising-and-marketing, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #burger-king-corp, #chick-fil-a, #coca-cola-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #fast-food-industry, #food, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mcdonalds-corporation, #minimum-wage, #pepsico-inc, #popeyes-louisiana-kitchen, #public-relations-and-publicity, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #wendys-co

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This Is What It’s Like to Be Homeless in New York City

A journalist introduces readers to a new mother struggling mightily, against all odds, to find a permanent place to live.

#affordable-housing, #books-and-literature, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-care, #homeless-persons, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #new-york-city, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #sandler-lauren-book, #this-is-all-i-got-a-new-mothers-search-for-home-book, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

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The Coronavirus Shows ‘Essential Workers’ Aren’t Fairly Treated

A living wage is only the first step to real economic dignity.

#home-health-care, #income-inequality, #king-martin-luther-jr, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #paid-time-off, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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This Is How to Hold a Coronavirus Election

South Korea has been a model of testing and tracing during the epidemic. Now it is for voting, too.

#china, #colorado, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daegu-south-korea, #deaths-fatalities, #elections, #epidemics, #iran, #ireland, #italy, #masks, #massachusetts, #minimum-wage, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #quarantines, #south-korea, #tests-medical, #voting-and-voters, #wuhan-china

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