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Karen Lewis and the Long Arm of Lesser Evilism

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Scott Jay

Reposted from New Politics. As the president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and the leader of the Chicago teachers’ strike of 2012, Karen Lewis has become one of the most popular opponents of the city’s Democratic Party machine. However, it currently appears likely that she will run for mayor of Chicago as a Democrat. […]

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Oakland’s fight for less-than-15?

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Scott Jay

Reposted from  The Outsider. California’s minimum wage of $8/hour is not enough to survive on in the Bay Area, certainly not in San Francisco – which already has its own higher minimum wage or in Oakland – which does not. A full-time worker making $8 an hour earns about $1280 a month before taxes, barely […]

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