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July 23, 2012
As wages of American workers continue to sag, campaigns to raise the minimum wage in Congress and in cities and states across the country are gearing up. Business lobbies will bring out the same old arguments – that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, will destroy the fast food industry and wreck the economy. They are wrong, as they have been since FDR signed the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. We show how they cried wolf each time the wage was increased in Minimum Wage Doomsayers are Still Wrong After 74 years . They can certainly afford it. A new report by the National Employment Law...
October 17, 2011
Cross-posted from CryWolfProject.org . An apple a day and eating your peas led to good health, we once thought. Now, according to major food manufacturers, fruits and vegetables are “ job killers ” that will devastate the American economy. Photo credit: James Vaughan (via Flickr). In April of this year, the Federal Trade Commission, along with three other Federal agencies (FDA, CDC and USDA), released a set of proposed guidelines for marketing food to children to reduce sugars, fats and salts in the diets of American youth, and increase fruits, whole grains and vegetables. In 2008 Congress,...
October 13, 2011
The boldest attack on the Denver Paid Sick Leave Voter Initiative isn’t from the Chamber of Commerce. With large majorities supporting the November 2011 ballot measure, opponents know they have to do more than simply argue against the common sense notion that people shouldn’t go to work sick. They need to find other ways to attack the measure which would require employers to provide nine days of paid sick leave per year for full time workers. Part time workers and employees of small businesses would have fewer days. That’s why Scott Gessler, Colorado’s Republican Secretary of State, is suing...