It’s Worker Wednesday because we believe everyone deserves a living wage!
Take action against poverty wages now! Tell New York state legislators not to stand in the way of cities and counties trying to lift their residents out of poverty by boosting their minimum wage.
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12:30 pm • 16 April 2014 • 2 notes
A Tigger lurks. #catsofinstagram
6:07 pm • 5 April 2014
Down there by where the train goes slow. #hudsonvalley #poughkeepsieny (at Marist College)
4:47 pm • 1 April 2014
We are not going to win this battle with thoughts alone http://ift.tt/1nVBSKL
I’m not interested in being the most radical. I’m interested in winning - and that means actual changes and improvements in people’s material conditions today.
11:02 pm • 21 March 2014 • 21 notes
Anonymous said: unpopular opinion: Fight for 15 and the minimum wage raise is bad for leftists because if the minimum wage is raised,then less people will be angry about the state of our economy and be less open to radicalization.
Shut the fuck up. There are a million fucking people in chicago right now who are insecure about where there next meal is going to come from and they shouldnt have to sit around and wait for a fucking revolution.
Hungry people cant sit around and wait for bourgeoisie leftists like yourself to get their act together and organize. Maybe you should find out what its like to be food insecure before you have your next thought.
And besides, that’s not how class struggle works. Reforms won through mass struggle tend to increase militancy rather than decrease it.
9:15 pm • 20 March 2014 • 166 notes
The growth of Walmart since 1962. Crazy.
10:04 pm • 11 March 2014
When someone says that they’re for social justice, feminism, anti-oppression, etc etc, but then turns around and says we should all vote Democrat
11:20 pm • 9 March 2014 • 242 notes
The idea is to divide society into two groups. One group is sometimes called the “plutonomy” (a term used by Citibank when they were advising their investors on where to invest their funds), the top sector of wealth, globally but concentrated mostly in places like the United States. The other group, the rest of the population, is a “precariat,” living a precarious existence.
This idea is sometimes made quite overt. So when Alan Greenspan was testifying before Congress in 1997 on the marvels of the economy he was running, he said straight out that one of the bases for its economic success was imposing what he called “greater worker insecurity.” If workers are more insecure, that’s very “healthy” for the society, because if workers are insecure they won’t ask for wages, they won’t go on strike, they won’t call for benefits; they’ll serve the masters gladly and passively. And that’s optimal for corporations’ economic health.
— Noam Chomsky
7:53 am • 7 March 2014 • 19 notes
#Affordable housing is a human right. Join the #Cantwaitlist & demand #homes4all! homesforall.org/cantwaitlist
1:34 pm • 5 March 2014
This is chart of union membership and those covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Look at the US of A all the way at the very bottom.
But we don’t mourn - we organize.
(H/T: Matt Bruenig.)
5:57 pm • 1 March 2014 • 1 note
BREAKING: Santa Fe County Commissioners just voted 5-0 to expand the City of Santa Fe’s living wage, including tipped wage, to the rest of Santa Fe County.
The minimum wage in the unincorporated parts of Santa Fe County will go from $7.50 to $10.66 an hour with COLA, and the tipped minimum wage will increase from $2.13 to $6.40 an hour. The ordinance goes into effect in 60 days.
Congratulations everyone who helped make this happen!
6:17 pm • 25 February 2014 • 79 notes