Why Not A $48.07 Minimum Wage?

Monday, February 22, 2021

If a $15 minimum wage is so great, why not just raise it to $48.07? That way based on a 40 hour work week, every worker would make $100,000 a year.

Can you imagine, no poverty, no people going hungry and everyone could pay for health insurance.

What a wonderful world it would be and the Democrats would be in charge forever. 

Douglas Jones


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Roy Exum: The Discipline Dilemma


At the School Board meeting on February 18, I did something I have not done since I was elected to the Board in 2004. I voted for an across-the-board raise with one-time money. It may sound crazy, ... (click for more)

The Unity Group is saddened and dismayed to hear of the closing of the Walmart Grocery store on Shallowford Road. While we recognize that the overall goal is for businesses to reach a level that ... (click for more)

There is a hard-fisted bill now rapidly moving through the Tennessee Legislature that is aimed at the lack of discipline that is increasing in our state’s public schools. While desperately needed, ... (click for more)



Opinion

Rhonda Thurman: A Raise That Got Past Me

At the School Board meeting on February 18, I did something I have not done since I was elected to the Board in 2004. I voted for an across-the-board raise with one-time money. It may sound crazy, but I did not know I voted for it until the meeting was over. Let me explain. At our Agenda Session on Monday, February 15, we were presented a proposal to use $1.8 million one-time ... (click for more)

Shallowford Road Walmart Closing Is Representative Of Food Apartheid

The Unity Group is saddened and dismayed to hear of the closing of the Walmart Grocery store on Shallowford Road. While we recognize that the overall goal is for businesses to reach a level that obtains profit maximization, in our estimation, this recent closure is indicative of a problem that has continued to be persistent in marginalized and disadvantaged communities for more ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Westrock Facility Off Manufacturers Road Damaged By 2-Alarm Fire Sunday Afternoon

Chattanooga firefighters prevented a two-alarm fire from spreading through a massive warehouse on Sunday afternoon. The call came out at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday to the WestRock facility on Compress Street off Manufacturers Road. WestRock makes cardboard boxes. Responding crews could see heavy smoke coming from the structure and knew they were dealing with an active fire. ... (click for more)

Tony Bigoms, Convicted In 2012 Murder Of Dana Wilkes, Dies In State Prison

Tony Bigoms, 61, who was convicted in the 2012 murder of Dana Wilkes, died on Friday in a state prison. Bigoms was tried and convicted twice in the murder and dismemberment of Ms. Wilkes. Her body was found on the banks of the Chickamauga River. He was convicted of first-degree murder in 2014, but was granted a retrial after the court of appeals found issues with the sequestration ... (click for more)

Sports

February Football: UTC Shocks Wofford, 24-13

The Chattanooga Mocs have never played a football game in February and chances are good they won’t ever do it again, but the local guys have a perfect record in the month more focused on Ground Hog Day and Valentine’s than college football. It was certainly different being at Finley Stadium on a Saturday afternoon in a month more designed for basketball than football, but what ... (click for more)

Tennessee Falters At Bruce Pearl's Auburn, 77-72

Tennessee lost the battle on the boards Saturday, as the 25th-ranked Volunteers suffered a 77-72 setback at Auburn Arena. Tennessee (16-7, 9-7 SEC) was out-rebounded by Auburn (12-13, 6-10 SEC) 38-31 overall and gave up 16 offensive boards to the Tigers. Freshman Keon Johnson led UT in scoring with 23 points on a 9-of-17 mark from the field. Classmate Jaden Springer ... (click for more)