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All this is fine as far as it goes. But we need to be more ambitious. We should be raising the federal minimum to $15 an hour. Here are seven reasons why: 1. Had the minimum wage of 1968 simply stayed even with inflation, it would be more than $10 an hour today. But the typical worker is also about twice as productive as then. Some of those productivity gains should go to workers at the bottom. 2. $10.10 isn’t enough to lift all workers and their families out of poverty. Most low-wage workers aren’t young teenagers; they’re major breadwinners for their families, and many are women. And they and their families need a higher minimum. Read more >>>

It’s good to be a CEO, at least paywise. According to the 2014 AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch, released today, it’s 331 times better to be a CEO than an average worker. PayWatch finds that the average CEO of an S&P 500 company pocketed $11.7 million in 2013, while the average worker earned $35,293. The gap between CEOs and minimum wage workers is more than twice as wide—774 times. Read more >>>

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Nights of Labor Studies

Daryl Mosely was desperate for a better opportunity to support his family. Frustrated by his retail job’s low wages and disappointed by the small yearly raises, when his father—a union plumber and former apprentice—encouraged him to apply for an apprenticeship program, Mosely was all ears. Read the full article>>>

 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

VITA is a national program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service and operated by local volunteers to provide free, confidential and secure preparation and e-filing of federal tax returns to qualified taxpayers.

Partners of the United Way of Palm Beach County’s VITA Program include: 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Bank of America, Chase Bank, Fifth Third Bank, the Internal Revenue Service, PNC Bank, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners and Wells Fargo Bank.

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AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka Endorses United Way Worldwide

AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka Endorses United Way Worldwide

Are your members confused about retirement? Facing job loss? Want to get out of debt?

This free training is provided to your local through the AFL-CIO Community Services Program. It has been tailored specifically for the needs of union members. The program was developed by the National Labor College's Investor Education Project and made possible by a generous grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation

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