Petition to Donald Trump, President of the United States, Bill Haslam
Regulate Food Stamps
I think our leaders need to do a major reform on Foodstamps and those who get it, I feel the only ones that should get a dime is the disabled, the elderly, working parents that just can’t make it, and people that absolutely can’t work due to true reasons. As a tax payer and mother, I am tired of paying for the lazy, if they want it and are perfectly able to work, make them work for it! Also working with the public I see the garbage they are allowed to buy with my tax money and it’s sickening, foodstamps should be regulated just like WIC, only HEALTHY food items, not sodas, energy drinks, high dollar meats, cakes and pies. Also make it mandatory to see ID because there is a lot of card swapping that goes on and selling of stamps and then we could report the fraudulent use. I guarantee if these changes were made there wouldn’t be as many people leaching off the working man’s dollar, I personally am tired of seeing my tax dollars fund these people.
Petition to to those Filipino's workers who only earn 30K per month and below.
No Income Tax for People Who only
earn 30K per month and below
For years, many workers depend to their wages. That’s why I come up to this petition because of employees. I tried so many things to know about my petition and I come up a survey to the workers to know their opinion about my petition, I also conduct a short interview, and research. According to my research there are a lot of people who disagree of “Having a tax to those workers who only earn 30K per month and below.” I know there’s a lot of disadvantage and advantage of having no tax to those workers who only earn 30K per month and below. I didn’t say that we should not be having an income tax. I only said it is for those workers who earn 30K and below. In this generation 30K is not a big wage or not big amount. If their wage is deducted 12% it is have an impact to their monthly income.My purpose of my Petition is to request to do something about what I advocated. It is also have a purpose to those employees who only earn 30K per month and below. It also has a purpose to those Filipino’s workers that are not actually agree on the income tax. Why I come up to this petition? I come up to this petition because of employees who only earn 30K per month and below. First, it can lessen the burden of the Filipino’s workers. Taxes that supposed to be paid to the government can be use to daily needs. If the Filipino worker doesn’t have a tax it can help them to save money to their savings. I also have a brother and sister who are working, 12% of their monthly income or wages will automatically deducted by the employer for government. and I know the 30K below is not a big wage for those employees, Last, is for those Filipino's who rallied about the taxes and wage.
Petition to Jerry Brown, California State Senate, California State House
Shouldn't Housing Reform Close the Affordability Gap?
To solve California’s housing crisis, we must take steps to increase our housing supply and close the affordability gap for working families. We can make real progress by incorporating prevailing wage standards into state housing reforms. Housing prices have soared as much as 54% faster than inflation over the past twenty years, but real wages for nearly a million Californians who work in the construction industry have actually declined by 25%. The median wage of $35,000 per year prices most construction workers out of the housing market—particularly in high cost coastal cities. In fact, most are immigrants and people of color earning $.70 on the dollar of similarly skilled white workers. Nearly half have no health insurance, and one in six face some form of wage theft. Most research shows that low wages reduces productivity and invites workforce shortages. It takes 13% more workers today to equal California's construction output of twenty years ago. Low wages will make it harder to attract the skilled workers we are going to need to build our way out of this crisis. This has been a windfall for residential developers and builders, whose profits have grown 50% faster than either labor or material costs. But it’s been a burden for taxpayers, because poverty wages for construction workers increase spending on Medicaid and other public assistance programs by tens of millions of dollars every year. Housing reforms that fail to include prevailing wage standards will only make these problems worse. Long associated with more local hiring and stronger economic outcomes, prevailing wages are the local market based minimum wage for skilled construction work. By raising the “floor,” these standards can help close the affordability gap by pulling thousands of construction workers out of poverty and reducing income disparities that disproportionately impact people of color. Most research shows prevailing wage standards do not increase total project costs. Instead, they reduce worksite waste and improve productivity by as much as 16%. And with profits now representing a larger share of total residential construction costs than workers’ wages and benefits, it is clear that the industry is well positioned to make the workforce investments that are needed to close the affordability gap. Real housing reform needs to do more than simply streamline more development. We need to promote investment in the people who are doing the building, and struggling to pay the rent in our communities. Sign the petition to urge California Governor Jerry Brown and California State Legislators to include prevailing wage standards in the state housing reform package.
Petition to Dallas City Council
Support rest breaks for Dallas construction workers
Dallas City Council Member Lee Kleinman just told the Texas Tribune that chasing loose dogs was more important than ensuring Dallas construction workers have access to rest and water. These comments are so disappointing -- can you believe it? One-third of Dallas construction workers do not receive rest breaks on the job. Over the past year, Workers Defense Project has been fighting to win a rest break ordinance in Dallas, to ensure that the roughly 112,000 construction workers laboring in the city have the right to rest. Yet many Dallas City Council members continue to turn a blind eye to the problem and delay passing this simple ordinance. We need your help! Add your name to send the message below to Dallas City Council: Dear Mayor Rawlings and Dallas City Council, I urge you to vote yes on construction workers’ right to rest. Without state or federal laws mandating rest breaks, Dallas construction workers build our city under life threatening conditions. Texas developers are expected to do the right thing for workers, but unfortunately, many do not. According to a University of Texas at Austin study on working conditions in construction, one-third of Dallas construction workers do not receive rest breaks at work. As a result, workers suffer from high rates of heat exhaustion and dehydration, which strains their health, their families’ well being, and their effectiveness on the job. Construction workers are 13 times more likely to die from heat-related illnesses than other workers. Dallas can do better. Rest breaks are a simple way to make sure that construction workers can go home safely at the end of the day. Stand up for a safer Dallas: vote yes on a rest break ordinance. Thank you,