Tag: minimum wage

Resources from around the Coalition: 2018 Election Analysis and Public Charge

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November 29, 2018

Editor’s note: The following piece was written by Makenna Whitworth, CHN’s Fall 2018 intern. Makenna is a senior majoring in political science at Brigham Young University. By Makenna Whitworth The 2018 election results are in and human needs advocates achieved progress on a number of issue fronts through ballot questions. We are eager to see what Read More »

In a tough election season, human needs advocates mark progress

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November 8, 2018

“When people were selling the politics of fear and division and destruction, we were talking about hope. We were talking about the politics of joy.” — U.S. Rep-Elect Ilhan Omar. Despite a backdrop of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and racism, human needs advocates achieved progress on a number of issue fronts in this week’s elections. From health care Read More »

Human Needs Report: Spending and budget deal, immigration, work requirements and more

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February 9, 2018

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress’s spending and budget work, immigration, work requirements, and a rule affecting tipped workers. Click here for a PDF version of the Human Needs Report. Overnight Shutdown Ends after Budget and Spending Deal is Reached An hours-long government shutdown ended Read More »

Stealing Tips

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December 19, 2017

Advocates for restaurant employees and other tipped workers are speaking out against a proposed rule that would make tips the property of employers, a proposal which opponents fear would lead to significantly less income for workers. The regulation from the Trump Administration’s Department of Labor, pushed by the National Restaurant Association, would allow for the Read More »

Human Needs Report: Senate health care bill moves, FY18 budget and spending work, $15 minimum wage bill and more

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June 12, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on the Senate health care bill, budget and spending work in progress, House efforts to gut financial regulations, and a $15 minimum wage bill. Click here for the full PDF of the Human Needs Report. Senate GOP Push Their Health Care Bill this Month A group Read More »

What Moms Don’t Need for Mother’s Day

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May 11, 2017

Mother’s Day is this weekend, which means cards have been mailed, brunch reservations made, and flowers purchased. But we know what moms really need to make them, their families and our country healthier and more economically secure – affordable health care, paid leave and sick time, workplace protections, and other policies that support them. That’s Read More »

Head Smacker: Misnamed “Working Families Flexibility Act” Would Give Workers Less Flexibility, Less Time and Less Pay

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May 1, 2017

UPDATE: This bill passed the House on May 2 on a vote of 229-197; no Democrats supported the bill, and they were joined by six Republicans who also voted no. See how your Representative voted here. We’ll keep you updated on the bill’s progress in the Senate. Bills in Congress are named by those who write Read More »

Fight for $15: Advocates rally for increase in federal minimum wage

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April 27, 2017

Dorothy Staub cherished her job as a caseworker with the National Guard in Erie County, Pennsylvania. She helped veterans handle a wide array of problems, ranging from financial difficulties to mental and emotional crises, including substance abuse and thoughts of suicide. Until one day the federal contractor she worked for lost its contract and laid Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: Presidents’ Day recess edition

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February 15, 2017

The first recess period for the new Congress begins this Saturday, Feb. 18, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 26. Several of CHN’s members and friends have put together resources for advocates to use during this recess when members of Congress will be home in their states and districts. Use these tools to reach out to Read More »

More than 1,300 groups tell Congress and Trump: Don’t take America backwards

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January 25, 2017

Earlier today, CHN and more than 1,300 national, state and local groups sent a powerful message to Congress and the Trump Administration: don’t harm low-income people or the programs they depend on. The news release about this action is below. To see a copy of the letter and a list of the signers, click here. To Read More »