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Robert Reich: Why We Need a Wealth Tax   video
Business  (tags: economics, finances, income disparity, wealth inequality, greed, taxes, videos )

Freya
- 10 hours ago - youtube.com
Robert Reich explains why we must tax wealthy estates in order to reduce inequality. TomCat had this on one of his blogs, but it deserves another go-round.
Tell Bank of America and SunTrust: Stop Financing Family Detention and Mass Incarceration
Business  (tags: prison-industrial complex, banks, incarceration, privatization, petitions )

Freya
- 13 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
In March, after years of activism, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo committed to divest from CoreCivic, GEO Group and other corporations that make huge profits from jailing our communities. But the work is far from over.
Tell the FTC: Stop the Big Pharma Mega-Merger
Business  (tags: drugs, medicines, monopolies, mergers, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - act.credoaction.com
Big Pharma tripled the price of insulin, made Epi-Pens unaffordable, and jacked up the price of arthritis medications. Now, two companies that produce life-saving cancer medicines are poised to become one in the biggest Big Pharma merger ever.
Demand a $15 Minimum Wage and Union Rights at McDonald's
Business  (tags: wages, income, minimum wage, fast food, living wage, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - fightfor15.org
According to McDonald's SEC Filings, in 2017 CEO Steve Easterbrook made $21.8 million, which comes to $10,480.76 PER HOUR. It's time for greedy corporations like McDonald's to stop paying poverty wages and exploiting its workers.
Join Bernie and Tell Delta to Let Its Workers Form a Union and Negotiate for Better Wages
Business  (tags: income disparity, economic injustice, greed, workers, wages, income, airlines, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - act.berniesanders.com
Delta Airlines is a multi-billion dollar company whose CEO made nearly $22 million in 2017. But Delta is fighting its workers - some of whom make just $9 an hour - who want to form a union. That's a disgrace.
Tell JetBlue: Stop Their Invasive, Privacy-Violating Biometric Passenger Scanning
Business  (tags: air travel, privacy, biometrics, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - act.demandprogress.org
Flying can already be stressful. But now JetBlue is pouring on the pressure by forcing their customers to undergo intrusive biometric scanning to just board their planes. Even the TSA doesn't require this. But now JetBlue does.
Tell Your Representatives: Support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Business  (tags: women, pregnancy, workers, employment, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - act.nwlc.org
No one should be forced to make the choice between a paycheck and a healthy pregnancy. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would ensure pregnant workers get accommodations when they need them.
Become a Grassroots Co-Sponsor of the Loan Shark Prevention Act
Business  (tags: loans, lending, finances, economics, greed, usury, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - act.democracyforamerica.com
AOC's Loan Shark Prevention Act, which will be introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Senate, would cap interest rates on all consumer loans issued in the United States at 15%.
Stand With Uber and Lyft Drivers: Make Gig Economy Corporations Pay Their Fair Share
Business  (tags: workers, employment, jobs, income, economic injustice, gig economy, strikes, petitions )

Freya
- 2 days ago - act.credoaction.com
The workers went on strike because they are being left behind. The IPO is a massive payday for investors on the backs on drivers. Uber's business model forces drivers to be independent contractors.
Revoke the NRA's Tax-Exempt Status
Business  (tags: guns, gun nuts, lobbying, corruption, petitions )

Freya
- 5 days ago - actionnetwork.org
The NRA has long been hemorrhaging money. And now, it's been revealed that their financial deals have largely been a gross misuse of their tax-exempt status.
Eurovision Protests Grow in Solidarity With Palestine
Business  (tags: BDS international, BDS cultural boycott, Eurovision song contest, solidarity, Palestinian human rights violations, news/media/eurovision, occupied Palestine, BDS week of action, BDS-America, BDS Global Action-movement, europe, usa, world )

Fly
- 7 days ago - electronicintifada.net
People across Europe are taking action in response to the Palestinian call to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest being hosted next week in Tel Aviv.
As Reactors Shut in Massachusetts & Pennsylvania, Nuke War Rages in Ohio & New York
Business  (tags: business, nuclear reactors, finance, power industry, energy prices )

Elizabeth
- 7 days ago - readersupportednews.org
As the nuke power industry slumps toward oblivion, 2 huge reactors are shutting in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The shutdowns are a body blow to atomic energy. The soaring costs of the decayed US reactor fleet have forced them to beg for huge bailouts.
Tell WA State: Withdraw Public Funds From Bail Industry
Business  (tags: prison-industrial complex, economics, finances, petitions )

Freya
- 9 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
In Washington state, public funds are invested in the predatory, multi-billion dollar bail industry - including the pensions of teachers, state employees, judges and others.
 

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