• Today in Labor History
    Nov. 24, 1947
    The US House of Representatives found ten Hollywood writers and directors in contempt for their alleged ties to Communism. Each of the ten was fined $1,000, sentenced to a year in prison, and blacklisted from working in Hollywood..
    ~ DC Labor

  • Increasing the Minimum Wage Would Help, Not Hurt, the Economy
    Posted On: Oct 29, 2020
    Oct. 29, 2020 | WAGES | The minimum wage in the United States hasn’t budged in 11 years. Whether it should was a hotly contested question during Thursday’s final presidential debate. President Donald Trump asserted that increasing the minimum wage would crush small businesses, many of which are already struggling as a result of the pandemic, arguing that the decision should be left to the states. Democratic nominee Joe Biden repeated his campaign pledge to raise the minimum wage from its current $7.25 to $15. Establishing a $15 wage floor has been a long-term goal of union-backed advocacy groups, which began putting pressure on big companies like McDonald’s and Walmart to pay workers $15 an hour in 2012… NBC News
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