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Low-Wage Workers Just Won A Major Court Battle Over The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics

The Missouri Supreme Court gave low-wage workers in St. Louis a raise on Tuesday. The five-judge panel issued a ruling upholding St. Louis’ minimum ...

Single Mom Turned Organizer Won't Sit in the Face of Injustice

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

Cherri Delesline organized her neighborhood against the Ku Klux Klan. Photo source: Cherri Delesline By Marisol Bello Cherri Delesline does not quie...

A Taco Stand On Every Corner: How Lucky Can We Foodies Be?

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Maybe our bodies or tastes are telling us something. Maybe they're showing us the way that we can learn from each other to everyone's benefit. Maybe our palates should lead the way on immigration policy--welcoming newcomers from around the globe will continue to enrich our culinary options. Weight Watchers beware!

Creating A Fair Workweek For New Yorkers

Bill de Blasio | Posted 09.21.2016 | New York
Bill de Blasio

Four years ago, a small group of courageous New York City fast-food workers walked off the job and sparked what grew into the international fight for $15 -- a fight that was won earlier this year in our state. Today, we are proud to stand with fast-food workers to create change

The Hidden Costs Of Food

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.15.2016 | Green
Peter Lehner

Americans consume an average of three burgers and more than three liters of soda a week. Many of us realize this isn't healthy, but it certainly is ch...

Domino's Accused Of Fraud and 'Systemic Wage Theft' By New York State

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business

The attorney general of New York filed a lawsuit against Domino's on Tuesday, accusing the pizza giant of systematically shorting workers' pay. Fast-f...

These Jimmy John's Workers Were Fired Illegally. Five Years Later, They Might Get Their Jobs Back.

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.17.2016 | Business

It's been five years since Mike Wilklow was slinging sandwiches at a Jimmy John's shop in Minneapolis. No longer a 20-something activist, Wilklow is 3...

This Simple Fact Says Everything About The Sad State Of Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.08.2016 | Business

Wall Street's bonuses were so lavish last year that they doubled the combined annual pay of the nation's full-time minimum wage workers, according to ...

The New York Times Calls For $15 Minimum Wage Nationwide

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.28.2015 | Media

The New York Times called on Congress to pass a national minimum wage of $15 an hour in an editorial Saturday. “Sooner or later, Congress has to set...

Fast-Food Workers' Fight for 15 Is My Fight Too

Letasha Irby | Posted 11.10.2016 | Business
Letasha Irby

On Tuesday, I'll be joining fast-food workers and other underpaid workers all across the country to demand higher wages and a voice on the job. We have a common fight, and when we stick together, we can win.

Hillary Clinton Shows Her Support For The Fight For 15 Campaign

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

Fast-food strikers got a boost to their campaign on Tuesday morning, when Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton personally tweeted out ...

Fast Food Strikes Hit Cities Throughout The Country

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business

Nearly three years after launching its first worker strike, the Fight for 15 was reaping the fruits of its labor on Tuesday. The union-backed campaign...

Fast Food Workers To Protest In 270 Cities, Aim To Sway Election

USA Today | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics

Fast-food workers, already a potent political force, are planning their largest nationwide strike yet next week and this time will leverage their crus...

Making Change: How Workers Like Me Are Winning the Fight for $15

Alvin Major | Posted 09.15.2016 | Business
Alvin Major

For workers like me, $15 an hour means being able to feed my family without worrying that we're taking money we need for the gas or water bill or for bus passes. It means being able to see my kids grow up. It means real change in our lives.

Labor Day 2015: People Are Sticking Together and Winning Together -- Hopefully for Good

Valarie Long | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Valarie Long

In a country where wages have been held down by powerful corporations for decades, and where 42 percent of working people are now paid less than $15 an hour, a growing desire to raise wages is inevitable.

Birmingham Shakes Up the Deep South with an Increase in the Minimum Wage

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 09.04.2016 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

Like the civil rights movement of the 1960s that spread throughout the south, organizers hope their push to increase the minimum wage will spread to other cities. They are already planning efforts in other Alabama cities.

Labor Secretary Tom Perez To Join The Fight For $15

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fast-food workers who are hoping to raise the minimum wage will find an ally in the Obama White House this week, with Labor Secretary To...

I've Worked at Mcdonald's for 7 Years Without a Raise. Now, the Fight for 15 Gives Me (and Workers Worldwide) Hope.

Bettie Anne Douglas | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Bettie Anne Douglas

I'm 57 years old and I've worked for McDonald's for seven years, getting paid a few pennies above the federal minimum wage. For a long time, I felt like I had no choice but to accept $7.65 an hour and the daily struggles that come along with that poverty wage. But in the last year, all that has changed.

New York State Calls For $15 Minimum Wage For Fast Food Workers

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business

A panel convened by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) recommended Wednesday that the state set a minimum wage of $15 expressly for New York's fast-food w...

A Game-Changing Moment for Fast-Food Workers

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Mary Kay Henry

In perhaps the strongest sign of how far their $15 movement has come, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to raise pay for fast-food workers statewide, setting up a potentially historic victory that could ripple across the country

Burger King Co-Founder Claims Higher Wages Could Kill Dollar Menu

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business

Tens of thousands of workers and activists staged protests at fast food outlets across the country on April 15, Tax Day, to demand increases in the mi...

Here's What the Fight for $15 Strikers Have in Common With You

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Mary Kay Henry

More than 200 cities will see strikes today. Tens of thousands of people will join in and express their support. They are people like you.

Low Wages Cost U.S. Taxpayers $153 Billion A Year

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business

153 billion reasons to raise wages.

McDonald's Is Raising Wages For Some Workers

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business

McDonald's is finally giving some of its workers a raise. The fast-food giant on Wednesday announced plans to give employees a 10 percent pay bump ...

Fasting for an End to Starvation Wages

Rudy López | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion
Rudy López

Fast-food workers and the millions of low-wage workers trapped in the margins of our economy are changing the world. Leaders in the faith community are standing with them along with tens of thousands of concerned people who believe in fairness.