3 results for tag: health care


What to know in New Orleans this week (March 3): Women’s Day workers.. voting info… coronavirus risk … and more

By Gambit Weekly March 2, 2020 Coinciding with International Women’s Day, New Orleans activists will host a march Sunday, March 8, to demand higher wages and better conditions for the city's women, trans and non-binary workers. This will be the second annual International Working Women's Day march in New Orleans. Organized by the New Orleans Peoples Assembly, the march will start at 1 p.m. at Congo Square and end with a rally at City Hall. The New Orleans Hospitality Workers Alliance also will participate. Organizer Angela Kinlaw said 20 speakers will discuss topics including health care, education, worker safety, reproductive rights, ...

Pete Buttigieg focusing on health care and wages affecting minority communities

By 16 News Now February 28, 2020 Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is back on the campaign trail in South Carolina, highlighting the need to address underlying issues that affect health and wages in minority communities. Buttigieg has been absent from the stump while taking part in fundraising events in Florida and Washington, D.C. Health care was the focus of a round-table in Greenville with local African American leaders. Buttigieg said, "Just the basics of wages. What could be worse for your health than poverty? And raising the minimum wage for example, extending access to union rights, to categories that have been historically ...

It Is Simply Impossible To Survive On $21,000 A Year

By Randy Ching February 10, 2020 Hawaii has the highest cost of living in the U.S. When adjusted for the cost of living, our minimum wage of $10.10 an hour is one of the lowest in the country. Our cost of housing is the highest in the country. It is impossible to survive on $21,000 a year in Hawaii. For the past two years, advocates of a living wage ($17.63 an hour, according to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism) have been seeking a $17 an hour minimum wage so that people can survive here. A living wage allows an individual to have shelter, food, and access to basic health care. A wage of $17 an hour ...