South Carolina

South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Endorses $10.10 Federal Minimum Wage

South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Endorses $10.10 Federal Minimum Wage
South Carolina's Small Business Chamber of Commerce has now publicly advocated for a federal minimum wage increase, to $10.10. South Carolina has no state mandate on the minimum wage, meaning that only a federal increase would benefit the state's workers in the near term.
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People ACT Healthier When Their CARE is AFFORDABLE (Hmm, What Was the Name of That Law, Again?)

People ACT Healthier When Their CARE is AFFORDABLE (Hmm, What Was the Name of That Law, Again?)
South Carolina is reaping the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, and not just health-wise. Because of the mandate that 80% of premiums be used for actual care, customers are actually seeing rebates. That's money from health insurance coming back. Who's heard of such a thing?
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In Mold of Moral Mondays, SC Activists Plan 'Truthful Tuesdays'

In Mold of Moral Mondays, SC Activists Plan 'Truthful Tuesdays'
Taking a page from North Carolina's 'Moral Monday' movement, which protests the dogmatic and extreme rightward turn at their statehouse, South Carolina has begun 'Truthful Tuesday'. Protesters will convene in Charleston on January 14th to put their state government on notice.
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Tea Party Challenger: Social Security Net is the 'Role of the Church'

Tea Party Challenger: Social Security Net is the 'Role of the Church'
South Carolina state Sen. Lee Bright is currently leading the field of Tea Party primary challengers to Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, all of whom think the very conservative senator is not conservative enough.
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Gutting Worker Rights for the Wooing of Boeing

Gutting Worker Rights for the Wooing of Boeing
Washington State has a world-class aerospace cluster, employing more than 130,000 people making products the rest of the world wants to buy. In 2003, Boeing cast a chill on the state, moving its headquarters to Chicago. In 2009, the chill deepened with the decision to assemble some 787s in South Carolina. Sadly, this trend is continuing.
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Stan Sorscher
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BMW Faces Discrimination Lawsuit in SC Stemming from Job Reapplication Process

BMW Faces Discrimination Lawsuit in SC Stemming from Job Reapplication Process
BMW is facing a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that one of its facilities in “Right-to-Work” South Carolina adopted a criminal background check policy that disproportionately affected African-American workers.
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SC Gov. Selects Anti-Semitic Hate Group Member as Re-Election Campaign Committee Co-Chair‏

SC Gov. Selects Anti-Semitic Hate Group Member as Re-Election Campaign Committee Co-Chair‏
A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) indicates that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has chosen a member of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) to serve as a campaign co-chair. This should be deeply disturbing to all Americans given the CCC's links to anti-Semitism.
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