Tuesday the Patriotic Millionaires took to Annapolis to fight for a fair wage as the Economic Matters Committee in the Maryland House of Delegates began hearings on a bill to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Today Patriotic Millionaire TJ Zlotnitsky stood with a coalition of groups at the Maryland State House calling for a statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour. He delivered the following remarks:
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson made three grave mistakes on Tuesday with his comments.
Representative Rick Mulvaney, Trump’s pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, is under fire for failing to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a nanny he employed between 2000 and 2004.
President Trump has nominated Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. owner Andrew Puzder to lead the Department of Labor for the next four years. Should Congress approve or reject this nomination? A brief look at the functions of the Department of Labor and Puzder’s background supplies the obvious answer: Puzder cannot become the Secretary of Labor. Congress established the federal Department of Labor in 1912. The legislation … Continue reading Abandoning America’s Workers, Starting at the Top
We need to explain why we believe that raising the income of working Americans is good, not just assert that it is.
Companies with employee partners don’t bother with phony empowerment — offering low-paid employees titles like “associate” or “team leader.” They share real wealth and power.
Let’s assume that maybe these business leaders haven’t seen the piles of reports and data proving their claims to be wrong. This quick fact check should help them clear up some of the biggest concerns/lies/myths RE: raising wages…
Patriotic Millionaire Stephen Silberstein is leading an effort to shine a light on exorbitant pay packages through a shareholders resolution at BlackRock Inc., one of the largest fund managers in the world.
Rensi leads his argument with the statement that proponents of raising the minimum wage have a fundamental misunderstanding of the service industry. Rather, it turns out that Rensi has a fundamental misunderstanding of economic reality.
What if more major companies shared the wealth with the employees who helped build them? If more enterprises valued their employees, not just with living wages but also with ownership stakes, we’d have considerably less inequality.
A stronger middle class means higher spending power, a growing economy, and the creation of jobs. More importantly though, we benefit when we have a middle class that has less stress and more dignity. It’s a value decision that will keep us moving forward as a democracy.
What America has lost track of, but California is thankfully revisiting, is the idea that the “cost of labor” is connected to actual human lives. Californians will see the collective advantages of a stronger economy based off of workers with higher spending power.
If conservatives don’t want people to be dependent on government, they should make it possible for them to be dependent on themselves. When people can stand on their own two feet, they can change the world.
Today, Morris Pearl, Chair of the Board of the Patriotic Millionaires, challenged Michael Sommers of PEGCC to a public debate on the carried interest tax loophole, the policy which allows fund managers to pay a lower tax rate than most other Americans.
Late last year, during a trip to DC to argue for higher wages for working Americans, the Patriotic Millionaires participated in a “brown bag boycott” of the Senate cafeteria. The goal of the boycott, which was organized by Sen. Bernie Sanders, was to raise awareness for low-wage Senate cafeteria workers striking to demand better pay and a union.
At some point, legislative influencers will realize that they have to act on raising the federal minimum wage. What kind of deal will they strike? Politicians could have much to lose. Democrats will have much to prove.
Across the country efforts to increase the minimum wage are being debated, fought for, and increasingly victorious.
This Monday, on Martin Luther King holiday, Oxfam released its annual report on inequality. The report found that the world’s 62 richest people now own as much wealth as the “the bottom half of humanity,” – some 3.6 billion people.
In his final State of the Union address, President Obama spoke strongly about workers rights and economic inequality, saying that it is up to we the American people to create change in our land — that we’ve done it before, and can do it again.