Good Jobs Nation Applauds the Introduction of a $15 Minimum Wage Bill By Democratic Lawmakers

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, US Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Patty Murray (D-WA) and U.S. Representatives Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) formally introduced bills in both the House and the Senate to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour.

Below is a statement from Joseph Geevarghese, Director of Good Jobs Nation:

“Today, we applaud Democrats in Congress for drawing a line in the sand and uniting around a pro-worker agenda. They must resist the attacks on working Americans that the GOP and President Trump are embarking on, while at the same time providing a vision of what America should be.  It starts with raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. No one who works full time should have to rely on public assistance to make ends meet.  

May 25, 2017

 

 

Good Jobs Nation Opposes Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination to SCOTUS

April 4, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The following is a statement from Joseph Geevarghese, the Director of Good Jobs Nation, opposing the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to join the Supreme Court of the United States. 

“Throughout his career as a judge, Neil Gorsuch has interpreted the law to favor big corporations over the interests of workers.  He espouses a radical legal philosophy that would cripple the government’s ability to regulate and enforce worker protection laws. 

President Trump to Federal Contractors: It’s Ok to Steal Your Workers' Wages

March 27, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Trump is set to use the power of his pen to invalidate President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, which prevents the federal government from doing business with companies that repeatedly violate wage and hour and health and safety laws.  Earlier this year, the GOP in the U.S. House of Representatives and the US Senate used the Congressional Review Act to invalidate the order.

 GOOD JOBS NATION OPPOSES ALEXANDER ACOSTA’S NOMINATION TO LEAD THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

March 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Good Jobs Nation Director Joseph Geevarghese released a statement opposing the nomination of Alexander Acosta to be the next Secretary of Labor.

“Andrew Acosta is an enemy of America’sworkers.  Acosta’s record at the National Labor Relations Board shows that he consistently sided with corporate CEOs to weaken the legal rights of workers to organize unions and to go on strike.   Like Andrew Puzder before him, Acosta’s nomination is a slap in the face to the thousands of workers who are striking to win $15 and a union.