The “Land of Opportunity” cannot empower people to climb the ladder if the ladder is out of reach to begin with.
By Eric Peterson and Wesley Coopersmith This past week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the case of Harris V Quinn, which could set the course of union policy in the years to come. At the heart of the case is whether the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) can force home care workers, who […]
By Thomas Fletcher Under the leadership of Majority Leader Harry Reid, liberals in the Senate pulled out all the stops this past week to try to pass legislation extending recently-expired Emergency Unemployment Compensation without offsetting spending cuts. Senate Republicans held firm in refusing to vote for any extension proposal that did not include spending offsets. […]
By Wesley Coopersmith Earlier this month, President Barack Obama called for a federal increase of the minimum wage in an effort to help struggling workers across the country. The President delivered his speech in Anacostia, Washington D.C., a poverty-stricken neighborhood plagued with high unemployment. Originally planned to be voted on this month, the Senate will […]
Americans for Prosperity sent the following letter to Sen. Tom Harkin expressing opposition to his bill to raise the minimum wage.