Economic Justice

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Economic Justice

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Note: the solution can never be less profound than the problem is. The solution to our economic problems, including the problem of economic justice, is a revolutionary monetary system. In this country we have changed our monetary system at least a half-dozen times, counting the times we have or have not had a central bank and the times we have or have not used gold or silver in the monetary system. It is too much ...more »

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Remove "Professional Exemption" from Labor Law

Currently, the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has a loophole that allows companies to get out of the time-and-half overtime pay; it's called the "Professional Exemption" and in being vague, allows business to cheat workers by calling anyone they can a "professional" due to their work being intellectual in nature. This was added to our labor laws during the Bush era, and it needs to GO. I see no honest benefit to not ...more »

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Increase Public Transportation

Support better funding for public buses and other forms of transportation, and installation of new transportation facilities (light inner-city rail, etc). Better public transportation reduces economic and environmental costs and provides more opportunity to citizens, especially lower-income ones.

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Establish a Living Wage

Revise PA's minimum wage laws so that the state's minimum wage will automatically increase each year based on the current cost-of-living within the state. The minimum wage will be calculated such that two working adults will be able to support a family of four WITHOUT relying on government subsistence.

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Oppose the "Paycheck Protection Act"

Oppose the "Paycheck Protection Act" (SB 1034 and HB 1507), which will have long-term, negative consequences on labor rights. This legislation is backed by ALEC, and it is designed to defund labor unions. http://alecexposed.org/w/images/b/b8/Paycheck_Protection_Act_Exposed.pdf http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=S&type=B&bn=1034 http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=1507 ...more »

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