Franklin D. Roosevelt en A Hike in the Minimum Wage is Overdue <p>Like most Americans, I’ve worked minimum-wage jobs. As an adolescent and a young adult, I worked on a farm, in a grocery store, and for a carpenter, and co-workers weren’t all teens. A grouchy guy in his 40s who smoked unfiltered Camels and swung a hammer like it was a Stradivarius pounded nails alongside me; a single mom was head cashier, knew the supermarket better than the boss, and mothered bag boys as well as ran the register.</p><p>At each workplace, the employer would’ve paid less if they could have.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:24:36 +0000 Bill Knight 43727 at A Hike in the Minimum Wage is Overdue The Second Bill of Rights <p>As preparations are finalized for the Democratic and GOP National Conventions, some labor unions and their progressive allies have decided to host a rallying event of their own in Philadelphia to &ldquo;refocus the national political debate on economic opportunity and middle class rights.&rdquo;</p><p>That&rsquo;s news to too many Americans.</p><p>A &ldquo;Workers Stand for America&rdquo; rally is scheduled to occur next Saturday, August 11, when working people from all walks of life, union and non-union alike, will come together to have their voices heard during the election campaign.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:20:04 +0000 Bill Knight 19190 at The Second Bill of Rights