Reproduced from mprnews.org: Minnesota House Republicans recently unveiled a budget plan featuring a $2 billion tax cut and more education and transportation spending. To balance it, they proposed slashing health and human services. Their plan will face scrutiny this week as the Legislature returns from its Easter/Passover break, but it's already unnerved some health care advocates. They worry a $1.1 billion cut to human services could harm many needy Minnesotans at time when the state projects a $2 billion surplus.
Join with fast food and other low-wage workers, student and campus workers to demand real action by employers and City Hall to end unjust inequities in our communities. Click on the link for further info: April15FLYER.pdf
Reproduced from The Nation, Michelle Chen blog:For $35 at Kum Gang San, the famous Korean restaurant group based in Flushing, Queens, you can get a good deal on a platter of fresh Golbi beef with special sauce.
There is now widespread agreement across the political spectrum that wage stagnation is the country’s key economic challenge. As EPI has documented for nearly three decades, wages for the vast majority of American workers have stagnated or declined since 1979 (Bivens et al. 2014). This is despite real GDP growth of 149 percent and net productivity growth of 64 percent over this period. In short, the potential has existed for adequate, widespread wage growth over the last three-and-a-half decades, but these economic gains have not trickled down to the vast majority.
Reproduced from Union Advocate, The voice of Saint Paul's working families since 1897:Our union, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1189, organized a new group of workers in Luck, Wis., the day Gov. Scott Walker signed a Right to Work for Less bill. The workers at Pioneer Care Center, a nursing home in Luck, voted overwhelmingly for a union.
According to a new independent report from the Economic Roundtable, raising the minimum wage to $15.25 will create $5.9 billion for LA’s economy, generate 46,400 new jobs, and increase state and local tax revenue by $414 million. Read more here.
Please join us in opposing HF1665 (Dean) which eliminates MinnesotaCare. HF1665 instead asks families to enroll in private coverage through MNsure with the promise of unspecified state-based premium assistance. This is a watershed moment for the future of health care access for low-income workers and families in Minnesota.
The Path to Power Candidate & Campaign Training is a weekend long, comprehensive training on all the things a prospective candidate for local office will need to know in order to win. Some of the finest facilitators in Minnesota will cover these topics and more: