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04/30/2019 | Published by: Fortune
04/30/2019

How Unions Are Pushing Back Against the Rise of Workplace Technology

How Unions Are Pushing Back Against the Rise of Workplace Technology

In the retail industry, software for scheduling employee hours is a big sticking point, says Carrie Gleason, who directs the Fair Workweek Initiative at the advocacy group The Center for Popular...

04/30/2019 | Fortune | Restoring a Fair Workweek
04/30/2019 | Published by: Wisconsin Public Radio
04/30/2019

Student Activists Call On Lawmakers, MPS To Break School-To-Prison Pipeline

Student Activists Call On Lawmakers, MPS To Break School-To-Prison Pipeline

About 50 young people, mostly students of color, who are activists with the community-based justice organization Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT), met with lawmakers such as Sen. Chris Larson...

04/30/2019 | Wisconsin Public Radio | Organizing for Education Justice
04/30/2019 | Published by: The Intercept
04/30/2019

The First-Ever Medicare-for-All Hearing Was Strangely Collegial

The First-Ever Medicare-for-All Hearing Was Strangely Collegial

If Medicar for All is ever signed into law, what’s known as the “legislative history” will date back to April 30, 2019, and the first word heard by Congress on the question will have been from...

04/30/2019 | The Intercept | Civic Engagement
04/29/2019 | Published by: Politico
04/29/2019

'Medicare for All' poised for its moment

'Medicare for All' poised for its moment

Expect protests today to tee up tomorrow's hearing. National Nurses United, the Center for Popular Democracy and other groups will be outside PhRMA this afternoon.

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04/29/2019 | Politico | Civic Engagement

Who Is Ady Barkan? Dying Health Care Activist Vows To Appear At House Medicare For All Hearing

Working for the progressive advocacy group the Center for Popular Democracy, Barkan started the "Fed Up" campaign in 2012, a grassroots movement to pressure the Federal Reserve to implement...

04/29/2019 | Newsweek | Civic Engagement

At a rally outside PhRMA’s headquarters, activists accuse drug makers of blocking ‘Medicare for All’

A crowd of roughly 200 progressive protestors planted themselves on the ground in the middle of a normally bumper-to-bumper four-lane corridor here Monday with a firm message for the drug industry...

04/29/2019 | Stat News | Civic Engagement

Dying Healthcare Activist Ady Barkan to Testify at Congress's First-Ever Medicare for All Hearing

He plans to address the U.S. House Rules Committee next Tuesday morning "using a computer system that tracks his eye movements and subsequently converts text into speech," according to a statement...

04/26/2019 | Common Dreams | Civic Engagement
04/26/2019 | Published by: Huffington Post
04/26/2019

Democrats Add Single-Payer Champion Ady Barkan To ‘Medicare For All’ Hearing

Democrats Add Single-Payer Champion Ady Barkan To ‘Medicare For All’ Hearing

In many ways, Barkan violates all three of the criteria. He is the founder of the Be A Hero PAC, an outspoken activist for single-payer, and while an enthusiastic defender of the ACA, he has also...

04/26/2019 | Huffington Post | Civic Engagement
04/25/2019 | Published by: Civil Eats
04/25/2019

Fast Food Workers Can Be Fired For No Reason. A New Bill Could Change That.

Fast Food Workers Can Be Fired For No Reason. A New Bill Could Change That.

A recent report entitled, “Fired On a Whim: The Precarious Existence of NYC Fast-Food Workers,” found that 58 percent of 237 fast-food employees have had their hours severely cut, and 65 percent...

04/25/2019 | Civil Eats | Improving Job Quality
04/25/2019 | Published by: Medium
04/25/2019

The Green New Deal Died in Congress

The Green New Deal Died in Congress

“Nick Licata served on the Seattle City Council for 18 years until his retirement in December 2015, named progressive municipal official of the year by The Nation and is founding board chair of...

04/25/2019 | Medium | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials

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