The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 day edition

image for Bernie Sanders to force Senate vote on minimum wage hike after ‘disappointing’ ruling

Senator Bernie Sanders has urged Democrats to “ignore” a ruling from the Senate’s parliamentarian that excludes raising the federal hourly minimum wage to $15 from its current $7.25.

The progressive Independent senator from Vermont announced on Monday that he intends to force a Senate vote on an amendment to a coronavirus relief package that includes the wage hike.

“President Biden is disappointed in this outcome, as he proposed having the $15 minimum wage as part of the American Rescue Plan,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement on 26 February.

Senator Sanders said that he was “extremely disappointed” with the ruling, “but even more importantly, I regard it as absurd that the parliamentarian, a Senate staffer elected by no one, can prevent a wage increase for 32 million workers.”.

“Obviously, as soon as we can, we must end the filibuster that currently exists in the US Senate,” Mr Sanders said.

Every year after that, the wage would be indexed to median wage growth.

The Economic Policy Institute has found that the minimum wage, if adjusted for inflation, should have exceeded $15 by 2020. »

EA delays new Need for Speed, shifts Criterion to support Battlefield 6

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“And it’s hard; it’s hard to make games from home, and the [EA DICE] team is fatigued a bit.

Electronic Arts told investors in November that Need for Speed and Battlefield would both get new games, on the newest generation of consoles, by March 2022.

A year ago, EA sent the Need for Speed series back to Criterion after three lackluster entries by Ghost Games, which was reorganized into a studio supporting Frostbite development. »

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Counters Decades of Lies About Black Panthers

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Aside from being well-made and effective as a movie, Warner Bros.’ “Judas and the Black Messiah” has a goal: to counter decades of government lies about the Black Panther Party.

King tells Variety, “CoIntelPro was out to destroy the Black Panther party and the radical left.

For another incisive look at the movement, see Stanley Nelson’s 2015 docu “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. »

A Trader Joe's worker says he was fired after writing to the CEO about Covid-19 safety protections

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New York (CNN Business) A Trader Joe's worker says he was fired after writing directly to the chain's CEO calling for stronger Covid-19 safety protocols in his store.

Bonnema on Saturday posted the letter on Twitter and said he was fired for sending it to the CEO.

Kenya Friend-Daniel, a spokesperson for Trader Joe's, said Monday in an email that there was "misinformation" online about Bonnema's termination. »