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Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Fifth Edition

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Fifth Edition

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country.   Will the GOP Health Care Bill Fail Its First Test? It was supposed to be a big […]

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Dispatch 4

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Dispatch 4

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. March isn’t even half over, and the Trump administration has already flooded the nation’s capital with news on […]

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or wealth, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Pulling back at the FCC? Immigration rulings and cabinet appointees may grab headlines, but there are quieter and […]

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will tell you the latest from the Trump administration on poverty and policy, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those same issues around the country. The Lead: It’s starting. Trump targets immigration policy. Putting the first bricks in the president’s wall, sort of: President Trump broke […]

Uber Drivers Join Nationwide Fight for $15 and an End to Poverty

Uber Drivers Join Nationwide Fight for $15 and an End to Poverty

CHICAGO (AP) – Workers around the country went on strike at airports, shut down intersections outside fast-food joints, protested in Manhattan’s Financial District and went to jail Tuesday as part of a nationwide action for higher minimum wages. Over the course of the day, protests spread from Boston to Los Angeles, where fast-food, retail and […]

Illinois Domestic Workers Win Wage Victory With Bill of Rights

Illinois Domestic Workers Win Wage Victory With Bill of Rights

Workers won what they are calling a “monumental change” Aug. 12, when Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation into law that will ensure an estimated 35,000 domestic workers are paid the prevailing minimum wage, earn time off and gain other basic workplace rights. The victory caps a five-year grassroots campaign to gain protections for house […]

D.C. Joins the ‘Fight for $15’ by Increasing Minimum Wage

D.C. Joins the ‘Fight for $15’ by Increasing Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers in the nation’s capital approved a $15-an-hour minimum wage on Tuesday, joining numerous other cities and the states of California and New York in mandating pay raises for retail, restaurant and service-industry workers. The D.C. Council unanimously approved the wage increase, and Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser has pledged to sign it […]

Advocates: Supreme Court Will Let $15 Minimum Wage Continue

Advocates: Supreme Court Will Let $15 Minimum Wage Continue

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say. The justices refused to hear a challenge to Seattle’s law, which franchise owners said discriminates against them by […]

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