Recognizing the Hard Work of Caregivers

Burke Stansbury

October 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Caring for a family member in need isn’t an option. Be it a child, a disabled family member or a senior in need of care, family is family. Family members who need to reduce or leave the paid workforce find that, in addition to lost income from wages, their Social Security benefits will be lower […]

President Obama Signs Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

Loryn Wilson

February 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm

On February 12, President Obama signed an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal workers to $10.10 per hour. In his remarks before the signing, President Obama discussed how increasing wages would be good for the nation’s economy overall. “This will be good for America’s bottom line,” he said. “[Raising the minimum wage] […]

Midwest Grassroots Ambassadors Training Wraps Up with Raucus Macy’s Action

Burke Stansbury

July 11, 2013 at 1:05 pm

A group of 60 Grassroots Ambassadors and staff from three states came together from July 7-9 in Chicago, Illinois for a dynamic training and collective action. The Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC) and ONE Northside were our gracious hosts, and on the first night introduced us to the complex politics and history of Chicago. The […]

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