time’s up: share the wealth


This is dedicated to all those who understand what laboring for “the Man” to line his pockets is all about. That Man in America has been getting wealthy while we work. Come on, Man. Time’s up: Share the Wealth.

2021 – 1978 = 43 years

Thanks to CBS Sunday morning today for this fact check, and thanks to individual companies like Costco (which is Pretty’s happy place) for raising their minimum wage to $16/hr in 2021 – more than twice the federal minimum of $7.25 set in 2009. Now, if only Congress would pass a Raise the Wage Act in 2021, or even if South Carolina would join 29 other states and the District of Columbia to adopt a new state minimum wage above the current federal $7.25…

But, as my daddy used to remind me, if wishes were horses, we’d all be riding.

Here’s to the workers who should be riding on Labor Day and every day.

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Stay safe, stay sane, please get vaccinated and please stay tuned.

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Nana to her granddaughter Ella James born 10-01-2019. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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7 Responses to time’s up: share the wealth

  1. cindy knoke says:

    So disgusting. My husband read me the compensation package of CEO’s at Investment Firms. Just obscene and they are for organizations like TIAA-CREF set up for college professors and teachers.

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    • Truly disgusting – yes, if all teachers could be paid a tiny fraction of what the Investment Firms CEO’s make, I am 100% sure the educational system would see drastic improvements. We have put the cart before the horse in this country on so many levels, Cindy. Thank you for your comments.

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  2. JosieHolford says:

    We need Senator Professor Warren sorting it out.

    Liked by 1 person

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