On #LaborDay and every day, we fight to strengthen our labor movement. We fight to create an economy that works for everyone. Unions built America’s middle class, and unions will rebuild America’s middle class.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) September 6, 2021
She's not wrong, you know.
Just a reminder that Junior here has never worked an actual job besides a brief stint at a Chick-fil-A as a teenager (he's 25)
Instead, in his own words, “I made most of my money in the New York Stock Exchange”
He has no idea what it means to be working class#nc11 #ncpol https://t.co/maFezUYwPD
— Sean (@RavenRavinoff) September 6, 2021
Not a clue.
Five Mecklenburg County private schools with policies that target LGBTQ+ people received nearly $750,000 in state money through the Opportunity Scholarship voucher program during the 2020-2021 school year, including Covenant Day School. #nced #ncpol https://t.co/Eye1216J6X
— devna bose (@devnabose) September 6, 2021
And many conservatives would consider that a feature, not a flaw. They have no business developing public policy.
— NC House Democrats (@NCHouseDems) September 6, 2021
Oxfam is a foreign entity, part of the New World Order who want to take our guns and chewing tobacco! Just trying to anticipate the RW nutters...
Every year, the NC Justice Center releases our State of Working North Carolina report, which tells you what you need to know about how workers in our state are doing. Here's our latest report: https://t.co/cGGC6OJHGj #ncpol #stateofworking #nc pic.twitter.com/Ai7t9LmATQ
— Budget & Tax Center (@ncbudgetandtax) September 6, 2021
Here's an excerpt:
Lack of child care presents the primary barrier to employment for around 70,000 Black, 45,000 Hispanic, and 125,000 white North Carolinians.
In North Carolina, women are 10 times more likely than men to name caring for a child who was not in school or child care as the main reason they aren’t working.
Around 100,000 people with incomes below $35,000 want to work but cannot because they have lacked child care in recent months.
Can't stress this enough: it's not like it was back in the day. It takes all the income from a full-time job (if you're earning below $15 hr) just to pay for child care alone. It's an intractable problem, which means it needs to be addressed via public policy. Until we do, our economy will not recover, much less flourish.
On that desperate note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) September 5, 2021