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Minimum wage

For $15 and a union

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I participated in a march and rally Wednesday to raise the minimum wage. There might have been 1,000 people gathered first at Washington University in St. Louis before the marching to several fast food restaurants. On Thursday, I was on the team to walk striking workers back to their jobs, reminding their bosses that these one-day strikes are legal and the National Labor Relations Board forbids employer retaliation.

Voters pass wage hikes and legal pot, divide on abortion

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Voters on ballot initiatives in 41 states gave a resounding thumbs-up to recreational marijuana and higher minimum wages, while dividing on abortion-related measures and GMO labeling.

Abortion

In Colorado, voters rejected a proposal to add "unborn human beings" to the state's criminal code, a measure that some feared could ban abortion.

Mary Poppins takes on Republicans in Funny or Die skit

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Bloomberg News reports on a clever Kristin Bell skit in which she protests that the current federal minimum wage -- $7.25 -- needs at least an increase of $3 in order to create a living wage.

Bloomberg News reports:

Just a spoonful of Funny or Die makes the politics go down.

Mary Poppins is quitting, it seems, because she's "only paid the federal minimum wage."

The children, in song of course, protest her departure.

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April 10-23, 2015

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