The Plight of America’s Low-Wage Workers by Rosaliene Bacchus

Another informative and well-written Blog entry from Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Wal-Mart Workers on Strike - December 2012

Behind the strikes at Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, ports, 5 December 2012

Source: current.com/community

 

On 13 March 2013, the Roman Catholic College of Cardinals elected a new head of the Church. Pope Francis I is the first South American pope. His choice of name is noteworthy. Saint Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Order, had embraced a life of poverty and championed the poor. Pope Francis expressed his desire for a poor church that serves the poor. As Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he shunned the luxuries granted him for a more simple life.

Does this mean that the new pope will address the plight of low-wage workers and inequality worldwide?

On 12 February 2013, in his State of the Union address, President Obama called for an increase in the federal hourly minimum wage from $7.25, in effect since July 2009, to $9.00. Democrats in the House of Representatives called…

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