Long story short: tell President Biden to extend overtime pay protections to more American workers, tell Starbucks executives to rehire the workers they illegally fired for organizing, and tell our Department of Transportation to fight climate change as vigorously as possible. Use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs to communicate your will.
More Perfect Union helps you tell President Biden to expand overtime pay protections for millions of Americans. Currently workers making up to $35,000 annually can earn time and a half for every hour worked over 40 hours in a week – former President Trump actually did raise the limit from $23,476 annually while in office, which makes four things he did right in four years – but folks making $35,000 annually doesn’t put you on Easy Street, as anyone making that amount of money already knows, raising the limit to $83,000 (roughly equivalent to the “happiness wage”) would help our working families a lot more.
Patriotic Millionaires helps you demand that Starbucks executives rehire workers they illegally fired for trying to organize unions at the workplace. Starbucks bosses must think they can convince our NLRB that they really fired all those people for improperly disposing of lattes or something, but everyone knows Starbucks treats their workers badly by now, so they’d do better just admitting they were wrong and bringing back the workers they fired. Bosses really do forget where they came from – or, perhaps, they’re ashamed of where they came from, and spend a lifetime trying to cover that up. Whatever! They do evil, and we need to stop them from doing evil.
Finally, the National Campaign for Justice helps you tell our Department of Transportation (or DOT) to enact the most vigorous climate change rules possible. Our DOT has proposed a rule requiring state and local governments to report on climate change emissions on roads and train routes and reduce those emissions; naturally fossil fuel corporations, who already get too much say about everything, stand ready to whine about being made to do anything differently, but remember that when they whine about “jobs” and “mandates” they’re really whining about their executives making less money, and preserving executive pay is no reason to make important decisions.