Walmart, our nation's largest retailer, is cutting some 30,000 part-time employee's health care benefits, due to the rising costs for the company.
It's standard in today's American workplace to work 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week. But did you ever wonder where they came up with those numbers in the first place? The short answer, labor unions lobbied Congress for decades until The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt.
In the last two State of the Union addresses by President Barack Obama, the raising of the minimum wage has been brought up. Obama urged the nation to vote on and be in support of proposed legislation that would raise the minimum wage from the national level that it is now at $7.25/hour to a more reasonable sum of $9.00/hr in his 2013 address, and $10.00/hour in his 2014 address.
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Democratic Legislation that Benefits Community Organizers
|04/21/09||Disadvantaged youth job opportunites enhanced by community service to gain skills/experience and earn education grants and stipends ||Serve America Act|
|04/21/09||Community volunteer program expanded to address the education, health care, energy and veterans needs of low income communities||Serve America Act|
|04/21/09||250,000 volunteers by 2017 for community service programs in low income neighborhoods||Serve America Act|