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Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) listens at a hearing on July 14, 2020 in Washington, D.C. News
'Maybe We Ought to Go to $20 an Hour. Why Stop at $15?' Scoffs House Republican Arguing Against Wage Hike
The Republican lawmaker didn't acknowledge that had the federal minimum wage kept pace with productivity, it would be around $24 an hour today.
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Letter carrier Steve Guerra heads to his truck with a cart of packages and other mail inside the Roxbury Post Office in Boston on December 1, 2020. (Photo: Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) News
House Democrats Ask DeJoy to Answer For Spike in Coronavirus Infections and Deaths Among Postal Workers
"In view of these troubling reports, we request a briefing by March 1, 2021, on Covid-19 infections and deaths affecting postal workers, as well as the impact on mail service that the pandemic has had."
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Budget Chair Sanders Hails CBO Score as Proof Congress Can Pass $15 Minimum Wage Through Reconciliation
"I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and the Senate to end the crisis of starvation wages in America and raise the minimum wage to a living wage of at least $15 an hour."
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'Not a Radical Idea': Budget Chair Sanders Says 'Room Full of Lawyers' Working to Ensure $15 Wage Bill Survives Senate Rules
"It says so much about how utterly rigged the system is that it takes a team of lawyers to figure out some hail-mary-pass way to raise the minimum wage."
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Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) leaves the Senate Chamber during a procedural vote at the U.S. Capitol January 28, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
'Enough Is Enough': 8 Senate Dems Slammed for Going 'Hand-in-Hand With GOP' to Oppose Covid Relief for Undocumented Workers
"Let us be clear on this. Not only do undocumented community members pay taxes, they are also suffering as much as anyone else because of this pandemic."
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Amazon Prime delivery van parked outside apartment building, Forest Hills, Queens, NY. (Photo: Lindsey Nicholson Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) News
Warnings of Growing 'Surveillance Empire' as AI Van Cameras Give Amazon 'Roaming Eyes in Every Neighborhood'
"Amazon will have the perfect panopticon in place to sweep up unprecedented amounts of data en masse," says Fight for the Future.
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Biden Boots 'Union Busters and Anti-Government Ideologues' From Key Labor Panel
Labor leaders called for replacements "with a background in labor-management relations who are not hostile toward unions."
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An Amazon Flex driver loads their personal vehicle with packages outside the 1.2 million-square-foot BWI2 Amazon Fulfillment Center in the Chesapeake Commerce Center on April 14, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
'How Greedy Can Amazon and Bezos Get?': Corporate Behemoth to Pay $62 Million Fine for Stealing Drivers' Tips
What needs to happen "is for the government to step in and take much more serious action than it's ever really contemplated to restrain, control, and ultimately break up Amazon," said Public Citizen's Robert Weissman.
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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) speaks with reporters in the Senate subway after a vote in the Capitol on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. News
'Inhumane': As CBO Warns Employment Won't Recover Until 2024, GOP Offers Mere 3-Month Extension of Jobless Aid
"Workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own shouldn't be constantly worrying that they are going to lose their income overnight."
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Service industry workers listen to remarks and hold up signs during a rally on January 26, 2021 in Washington, D.C. News
Bolstering Reconciliation Case, Study Shows $15 Wage Would Boost Federal Budget By $65 Billion
"My Republican colleagues used reconciliation to give almost $2 trillion in tax breaks to the rich and large corporations... You know what? I think we can use reconciliation to protect the needs of working families."
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