Sanders visits with Waterbury seniors to discuss Older Americans Act

By: WCAX News Team; WCAX WATERBURY, Vt. (WCAX) – Some Vermont seniors are sharing their fears about the cost of health care. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke with seniors and employees at the Waterbury Area Senior Center on Thursday about the hardships they face. Sanders says money from the Older Americans Act has not scaled to inflation, including the high

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Sanders: ‘The Netanyahu Gov’t Should Not Receive Another Penny from US’

By: Common Dreams Staff; Common Dreams The bill passed the Senate in a 74-24 vote at 2:03AM Following the passing of the U.S. government appropriations bill early Saturday morning, Senator Bernie Sanders said: I voted NO on the appropriations bill that the Senate passed last night. While hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children face starvation in Gaza, this bill actually prohibits funding to

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Sen. Sanders pushes for the right to earn paid time off

By: WCAX Staff; WCAX MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) – First a 32-hour workweek, now Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is trying to ensure workers can take some time off without losing a paycheck. He said the U.S. is the only major country in the world that doesn’t provide this to workers, even though American workers put in longer hours for less pay.

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AOC, Sanders unveil ‘Green New Deal’ for housing

By: Eugene Daniels; Politico With homeownership out of reach for many Americans, progressives will make new push to “reimagine and reinvigorate public housing in the United States,” says Ocasio-Cortez. Progressives on Capitol Hill believe they have the answer to one of the most vexing policy challenges facing America: another “Green New Deal,” this time centering on housing. Today, a group

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Sanders, House Dems Propose Guaranteed ‘Paid Time Off for All’

By: Julia Conley; Common Dreams “Americans who put in an honest day’s work deserve to take time off,” said Rep. Seth Magaziner. “This is a matter of fairness and respect in the workplace.” With nearly 27 million American workers lacking any annual paid leave days, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday said Congress must “end the international embarrassment” of being the only

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Sanders to Introduce Bill Shortening Workweek to Four Days

By: Rachel Looker; USA Today WASHINGTON − There’s a revived effort on Capitol Hill to make a shorter workweek the new norm. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced Wednesday he will introduce a bill to establish a standard 32-hour workweek that would result in no loss in pay. Sanders, who chairs the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, will introduce the

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