Topic: politics

Meet The Employees Who Have Been Making $2.13 An Hour For 22 Years

Meet The Employees Who Have Been Making $2.13 An Hour For 22 Years

When 42-year-old Gina Deluca was working as a waitress in California, she made $6.75 an hour plus tips — not enough to buy a mansion, but enough to get by. When she moved to New Mexico, however, her hourly wage fell to $2.13 an hour. “The difference in San Francisco was that I felt valued,” Deluca tells Bloomberg. “I always had a base wage that I could count on. … That brought a little bit of stability and security.” She’s far from alone.
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Senator To Mansplaining Colleague: ‘I Am Not A 6th Grader’

Senator To Mansplaining Colleague: 'I Am Not A 6th Grader'

Do not mess with Senator Dianne Feinstein. During a committee hearing on gun control yesterday, brand-new Texas senator Ted Cruz tried to lecture her on the Bill of Rights. It was a classic case of mansplaining, and Feinstein, who has been in the Senate for more than 20 years, was not having it: “I’m not a sixth grader,” she retorted. “It’s fine you want to lecture me on the Constitution. I appreciate it. Just know I’ve been here a long time.” More »