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Faith Leaders Leading the Fight Against Income Inequality in New York

Faith Leaders Leading the Fight Against Income Inequality in New York

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.Senior Minister Emeritus, Riverside Church All throughout history, clergy of all faiths and denominations have been deeply involved in the fight for civil rights and for fair and just treatment for all people. Here in the United States, priests, ministers, rabbis and clergy of other faiths took part in — […]

Groups Renew Campaign to Allow Cities Like NYC to Set Own Minimum Wage

Groups Renew Campaign to Allow Cities Like NYC to Set Own Minimum Wage

Labor unions and other progressive groups are renewing a campaign to allow cities like New York to set its own minimum wage, and though it’s not a new idea, it’s being framed in a new way. NY1′s Zack Fink filed the following report. This week, advocates for a group called Raise Up New York urged […]

Seattle: Mayor Murray announces his $15 wage plan

Seattle: Mayor Murray announces his $15 wage plan

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Mayor Murray announces his $15 wage plan Posted by Lynn Thompson In a decade, Seattle’s minimum wage workers would be making double what they are today, under a plan announced this morning by Mayor Ed Murray. Murray’s plan calls for the city’s minimum wage to climb to $15 an hour, phased in over three to seven years […]

New York State: The New Oklahoma?

New York State: The New Oklahoma?

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  by Tsedeye Gebreselassie Posted: 04/23/2014 5:44 pm EDT  When Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma signed a law this week banning cities in her state from enacting higher local minimum wages, there was some deserved head-scratching and collective groaning. At a time when cities and states are working to address economic inequality and fight poverty by passing […]

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