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‘Democratic’ lawmakers fail to pass living wage for Hawaii workers

National and local research has shown that raising the minimum wage is good for the economy. Yet, despite an avalanche of calls from workers, clergy, enlightened businesspeople, mental health experts and doctors, Hawaii lawmakers let the minimum wage bill die

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Posted in I BLOG, Living wage, Uncategorized, Workers' Rights

Working multiple jobs and not able to meet basic needs? There is no aloha in condemning workers to less than a living wage.

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Will the 2019 legislative session in Hawai’i honor the spirit of Queen Liliʻuokalani and Father Damien?

As Notre Dame Cathedral burned, people–Catholic or not, French or not– mourned. Buildings stand for something –good and bad–that we cannot always put into words. As the legislative session draws to a close here in Hawai’i, it is worth asking

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Posted in Business and Justice, Fight for $15, I BLOG, Living wage, Politics and Religion, Queen Lili`uokalani, Workers' Rights

A Living Wage: In Utah, as in Hawaii, lawmakers say no to struggling workers

The Fight for $15 in Hawaii ground to a halt in late February this year when it reached the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, a Democrat. The effort to help workers make ends meet

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Posted in Business and Justice, Fight for $15, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

Guest Post: What Jesus says about a living wage.

 “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard….When those who had started about five o’clock came, each received the usual daily wage. So when the first came, they thought

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, US Bishops

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