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Striking Alabama Coal Miners Want Their $1.1 Billion Back
History repeated itself as hundreds of miners spilled out of buses in June and July to leaflet the Manhattan offices of asset manager BlackRock, the largest shareholder in the mining company Warrior Met Coal.
Thought for the Week
"In 2012, the Obama-Biden Administration created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which has allowed hundreds of thousands of young immigrants to remain in the United States, to live, study, and work in our communities. Nine years later, Congress has not acted to provide a path to citizenship for Dreamers... It is my fervent hope that through reconciliation or other means, Congress will finally provide security to all Dreamers, who have lived too long in fear."
–President Joe Biden
List of the Week
from Pew Research
Facts on Minimum Wage in the U.S.
1. 29 states have set their own higher minimum wage
2. 52% of U.S. voters agree that the minimum wage should rise
3. Nearly 30% of U.S. workers earn near minimum wage
Top Five News Headlines
- 9th Cir. Nixes Grubhub’s Bid to Apply Prop. 22 Retroactively (2)
- Religious Suits Over Covid Shots Reveal Edge For Private Sector
- $11.25 Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2022 for Federal Contractors Subject to Obama-Era Executive Order
- The Nationals fired employees who wouldn’t get vaccinated. Two now plan a legal challenge.
- Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce Issues Broad FAQ with Implications for Federal Contractors and On-Site Employees