2 results for tag: working families


LCLAA Supports the PRO Act

The PRO Act Means More Power to Union Members and Represents a Crucial Step Toward Leveling the Playing Field for Working Families On February 6, 2020, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act, HR 2474). For workers across our nation, this is one of the most significant pieces of legislation to have entered the House floor in recent years. The PRO Act would essentially allow workers to form and join unions without having to go through countless hurdles. Unionization is one of the most powerful resources for Latino and immigrant working families because it provides them with the opportunity to have ...

Sargent explains minimum wage proposal

By State Rep. Melissa Sargent 48th Assembly District Feb 23, 2020 In Wisconsin, our state’s minimum wage has stayed stagnant at $7.25/hour since 2008 when there was a $0.75 raise. $7.25 wasn’t enough to support a family in 2008, and it certainly isn’t enough now. While the federal minimum wage has not increased since 2009, the cost of living in Wisconsin has only continued to rise with exuberant housing, childcare, and healthcare costs, among many others daily necessities and expenses. At $7.25 per hour no individual can sustainably afford to live. For example: • Housing: In Dane County, the cost for comfortably affording a two ...