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How the PRO Act Would Change Arizona’s Right-to-Work Status

Arizona’s Sinema and Kelly are two of just three Democrat senators who haven’t cosponsored the labor rights legislation. 

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Activists Want to See Sinema Fight to Include Civilian Climate Corps Funding in Budget

Chapters of the Sunrise Movement rallied across the country earlier this month to drum up support for the Civilian Climate Corps

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I’m a Stay-at-Home Mom Who Planned to Start Working in 2020. Then COVID Happened.

Without the aid of the public school system, our society simply fails to factor in child care, and it’s women who are tasked with resolving this issue for their families.

The federal minimum wage has been stagnant for 11 years. Adjusting it would help address systemic wage gaps, but the Senate has ignored a bill to that purpose.  (Photo by Benjamin Rondel/Getty Images)
A Minimum Wage Increase Could Pull Millions Out Of Poverty. The GOP-Led Senate Won’t Even Consider It.

Since July 2019, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has ignored a bill on his desk that would bring the federal minimum wage close to a living wage over seven years.

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‘I Have No Savings’: What It’s Like to Be a Low-Wage Retail Worker in Georgia

“Even though I'm a manager since I'm only part-time, I don't qualify for any benefits, so I have to pay out of pocket for things like health and dental insurance, but I don't actually make enough money to afford it.”

A rise in the federal minimum wage would benefit low-wage workers across the country, including those in the retail industry.
Georgia Voters Hold the Key to Raising the Minimum Wage. Here Are Five Things You Need to Know.

Georgia’s state minimum wage is only $5.15 per hour and the federal numbers aren’t much better. Biden has pledged to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, but he needs a Democratic-led Senate to do so.

As the holiday shopping seasons gears up, workers in the United States are still suffering. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)
Black Friday Is Coming. America’s Workers Are Still Suffering.

As the nation’s busiest shopping day approaches, the economic pain endured by millions of low-income and unemployed Americans is growing.