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512-517-2708

Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Monday, April 7, 2014

A National Approach for Making the Minimum Wage a Living Wage

A National Approach for Making the Minimum Wage a Living Wage

Join Us for a 2-Hour Conference Call Discussion

Sunday, April 27, 2014

8-10pm ET / 7-9pm CT / 6-8pm MT / 5-7pm PT

Telephone Call-in: 857-232-0157 • Access Code: 353711

Panel

Cindy Sheehan, California Peace & Freedom Party
Gubernatorial Candidate

Lena Buggs, Minnesota Green Party, State House District 65-A Legislative Candidate

Alan Maki, Director of Organizing, Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council

Theresa Sanchez, Union Steward, Local #1, Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union

Frank “Pancho” Valdez, retired trade unionist, Green Party activist

Curtis Buckanaga, Asst. to District III Rep. for Leech Lake, Ojibwe Reservation

Bill Leumer, former President IAM Local 565, Labor Fightback Network Steering Committee member

Mel Rothenberg, founding member of Chicago Political Economy Group, co-author of "A Permanent Jobs Program for the U.S.: Economic Restructuring to Meet Human Needs."

Moderator:
Devon Nola
, Justice Party of New York


Each panelist will give a 5-minute presentation during the first hour. The second hour will be open to discussion with Q&A between callers and panelists.

Sponsored by:

Uniting People for Peace, Equality, Full Employment, Universal Healthcare and Environmental Protection


Contact info:

Tel: (203) 402-8745

E-mail: unitingpeople1@gmail.com

Blog: www.unitingpeopleworks4us.blogspot.com

FaceBook: www.facebook.com/USlivablewage


A bold livable wage policy must be viewed as a “keystone” fiscal mechanism that will trigger subsequent structural changes in the U.S. economic system to achieve an equitable distribution of wealth and income for all members of our society.

Minnesota Democrats have more empathy for employers than for workers.

The Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party with a super-majority sticks it to workers, again.

Interesting how these Democrats can control wages to remain at poverty levels but they can't control and redistribute wealth back to the workers who create it.

Once again working people who are experiencing a cost-of-living crisis have been screwed by the Democrats.

$9.50 is a poverty wage and indexing a poverty wage to inflation will not end poverty. Obviously the "compromise" was another poverty wage for workers which will depress all wages in return for a luxurious Senate Office Building which will be more conducive to these politicians getting their corporate bribes. This Minimum Wage "deal" is a complete disaster for the working class since by the time this $9.50 kicks in the "cost-of-living crisis" will have more than eaten up any "raise."

I find it interesting how as soon as Republicans get their super-majorities they go into a full attack mode on the working class as we see in Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina but Democrats wimp out in defending and improving the rights and livelihoods of the working class.

For years under Pawlenty and the Republicans Minnesota workers suffered set-back after set-back and now Minnesota Democrats won't even bring life back to pre-Republican times.

These millionaire labor "leaders" like AFSCME's Eliot Seide who pushed this $9.50 betrayal will see their memberships left without any public support in future contract negotiations with public or private employers since what is good for the goose is good for the gander... let everyone live on $9.50 an hour.

It is the epitome of hypocrisy that these over-paid Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party politicians would enact a Minimum Wage that is just one more poverty wage after promising a real living--- non-poverty--- wage to get the votes of workers.

http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/254132521.html

Democrats deserve to be punished at the polls.