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.
Farmers News & Opinion Articles
|Mon Sep 12, 2016 | newyorker.com|
On August 26th, Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand for the national anthem, as a protest against police brutality. Since then,...
|Wed Feb 22, 2012 | host.madison.com|
Dave Zweifel of the Capitol Times writes about how a rural Wisconsin farm worker takes out her animosity on public sector workers. Her view "underscores how successful the...
|Sun Nov 18, 2012 | rapidcityjournal.com|
On Thursday, families across the country will gather around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving. I have much to be thankful for this year, including a loving wife, children...
Democratic Legislation that Benefits Farmers
|01/04/11||Small family farms selling locally exempted from federal regulations such as traceability and record keeping||Food Safety Modernization Act|
|12/08/10||$1.5 billion awarded to some 75,000 black farmers who were victims of discrimination in applying for farm loans from 1983 to 1997||Claims Resolution Act|