From the Frontlines

Labor Day 2019

Labor Day is around the corner and it's not too late to start planning Labor in the Pulpits/Minbar/Bimah activities.

Labor Day weekend provides a unique opportunity for faith communities, workers, worker advocates and the labor movement to rediscover their common bonds: social justice, equality, the common good, dignity and respect of all persons, economic justice, and fair treatment in the workplace. As Interfaith Worker Justice, we believe that people of faith are an integral part of t...

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House Passes Raise the Wage Act

Julian Medrano |

We did it! Today, the House of Representatives made history by passing the Raise the Wage Act. This critical bill would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.00 per hour by 2025. By automatically tying the minimum wage to the median national wage this bill also ensures that the American people never go another 10 years without a raise.

This bill would give 40 million hard-working people larger paychecks – an average of $2,800 for the affected year-round worker. It would reduce income inequality and eliminate the discriminatory tipped wage. 

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It's Time to Give Working People a Raise!

Julian Medrano |

RaisetheWage 

It has been 10 years since Congress raised the minimum wage. That’s the longest period in history – since it was implemented in 1938 – without an increase. Millions of Americans across the country are still struggling to get by on $7.25 an hour; not to mention tipped workers trying to make it on just $2.13 an hour. The first step in changing this could happen as early as next week when the Raise the Wage Act goes to the House floor for a vote. But before that happens, we need a few more supporters and you can help!

To get this b...

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