After Seth Moulton beat out sitting Representative John Tierney in the primary for the Democratic spot on Massachusetts’ ballot for the 6th District House Seat last month, reporters started to dig into to the past of this relatively unknown candidate and ended up with a refreshing surprise.
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 Military Personnel
|12/22/10||$193 million saved over five years by eliminating recruiting and retraining costs of replacing soldiers discharged due to DADT||Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act|
|12/22/10||Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military||Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act|
|10/14/10||Service members receiving relocation orders protected from early termination fees for certain contracts and residential leases||Veterans' Benefit Act|
|10/14/10||Disabled veterans provided improved independent assisted living services, automobile adaptive equipment and allowances for automobile purchase||Veterans' Benefit Act|
|10/14/10||Insurance policy amounts and terms enhanced for severely disabled veterans ||Veterans' Benefit Act|
|10/14/10||On-the-job training opportunities expanded for veterans by reimbursing energy sector employers for training costs. ||Veterans' Benefit Act|
|10/14/10||$10 million in job training, counseling, placement services, and child care services for homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with children||Veterans' Benefit Act|
|10/14/10||Veteran work-study programs expanded to include congressional offices, state agencies and institutions of higher learning||Veterans' Benefit Act|
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