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Fight for $15

The Next President Must Restore Dignity to Work

Jason Kimelman-Block | Posted 04.26.2016 | Religion
Jason Kimelman-Block

Many Jews are familiar with Maimonides' teaching that the highest level of tzedakah (charity) is to help a person gain employment so that they can have the dignity of working to support themselves. But what if full-time work paid so little that a person was denied that measure of dignity by continuing to be in need of tzedakah?

Bubble Up Economics & How History Will Remember the Fight for $15

Nikki Fortunato Bas | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Nikki Fortunato Bas

While we are still fighting to make $15 the floor nationally, now is the time to push for comprehensive worker improvements for today's economy. Working people are making history, and now we don't just have to dream of a better future. We can continue the fight knowing we have the power to make it a reality.

The $15 Minimum Wage Raises Up All of New York

George Gresham | Posted 04.19.2016 | New York
George Gresham

With the passage of the $15 minimum wage, we have proudly rebuked the right-wing ethos that only values extreme wealth, and we are leading our entire nation toward a more just future where hard work is rewarded with fair pay.

Would Bernie Sanders Veto A $12-An-Hour Minimum Wage Bill?

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics

During last Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton added a new wrinkle to the argument over the federa...

Hillary Clinton Clarifies Her Stance On $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.17.2016 | Politics

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton sowed some confusion in Thursday's debate when she said she would sign a bill setting a $15 federal minimum wa...

Hillary Clinton's Confusing And Conflicted Stance On The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Are you still trying to figure out where Hillary Clinton stands on a $15 minimum wage? Don't feel bad. Apparently, her campaign is still...

Friday Talking Points -- Fighting or Following?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ryan's got enough problems right now as it is, since he hasn't really gotten anything done in the House this year. Just like John Boehner before him, the Tea Party extremist faction is holding everything hostage and gumming up the works.

WATCH LIVE: Activists Gather In New York To Protest Trump, GOP

HuffPost | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.14.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Join HuffPost's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani as she talks to activists protesting Donald Trump's appearance at the NYGOP Gala in New York City....

Fix Florida's Low-Wage Crisis and We Can Fix Our Home Care Crisis

Patricia Walker | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Patricia Walker

We have sky-high turnover among caregivers in Florida, and by far the worst home care gap in the country. Sadly, it's no surprise why caregivers in Florida are leaving our profession. I've been working in home care for more than 20 years, but I'm still paid just $10 an hour.

Low-Wage Workers Plot Their Next 'Fight For $15' Strike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business

Workers employed in low-wage industries plan on taking to the streets on Thursday to continue their call for a $15 minimum hourly wage and union right...

April 13: Million Student March for Debt Reduction. Politicians Better Have Some Solutions.

Roger Hickey | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Roger Hickey

A new wave of activism against student debt is on the move again this week. The students taking the lead represent the advance guard of an even more massive army which is mobilizing around the idea that higher education should be an investment we make as a society.

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...

Fair Wages Now: Why Immigrant Women Workers Are Paying for It Every Week

Marissa Nuncio | Posted 04.06.2016 | Los Angeles
Marissa  Nuncio

Los Angeles' wage increase to $15 an hour by 2020 is an important victory. But that is four years in the future. Wage theft, however, is an entrenched system of doing business today.

California's Nation-Leading Minimum Wage Hike Is the Latest for Birthday Boy Jerry Brown

William Bradley | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown avoided his characteristic quipsmanship as he signed California's nation-leading minimum wage hike into law on Monday morning in downtown LA.

IMF Boss Urges U.S. To Raise The Federal Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business

The U.S. should increase the federal minimum wage, expand a key tax credit for low-income workers and enact more "family-friendly" policies if it want...

From Making Fries to Making History: How 10 Million Workers Won $15 an Hour

Anggie Godoy | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Anggie Godoy

The way working people win justice is by joining together and taking a stand. Our wins this week from coast to coast show more than anything the power of workers organizing.

The Biblical Argument for Raising the Minimum Wage

Timothy Murphy | Posted 04.04.2016 | Religion
Timothy Murphy

$10 per hour is just enough for a decent life in Paducah, KY, but $15 per hour will still leave you struggling in the Bay Area.

Here's How A $15 Minimum Wage Could Change California

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business

Minimum wage activists just took a giant step toward victory in California. The state's legislature will take up a proposal to increase the minimum wa...

California Reaches Deal To Boost Minimum Wage To $15

Los Angeles Times | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.26.2016 | Politics

Lawmakers and labor unions have struck a tentative deal to raise the statewide minimum wage to $10.50 an hour next year and then gradually to $15, ave...

The $15 Minimum Wage Is a Moral Imperative

George Gresham | Posted 03.24.2016 | New York
George Gresham

There are tens of thousands of healthcare workers throughout New York's nursing homes, clinics, hospitals and pharmacies who make less than $15 and are struggling to survive.

A $15 Minimum Wage Is Good for Long Island Businesses

Phil Andrews | Posted 03.24.2016 | New York
Phil Andrews

Growing numbers of businesses across Long Island are standing with the governor because they recognize that Long Island's workers are also its consumers, and a significant raise for them is exactly what local businesses need to grow and thrive together.

Sanders Is Fighting to Raise the Wages for Most Black and Latino Workers

Mark Paul | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Mark Paul

Only one candidate -- Bernie Sanders -- has endorsed the call for a $15 federal minimum wage by 2020 through the Pay Workers a Living Wage Act. Hillary Clinton backs a modest $12 wage, while some Republicans have called to lower or even eliminate the minimum wage altogether.

Empower Workers With Higher Pay

Keith Mestrich | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Keith Mestrich

Right now, despite many bank CEOs making tens of millions of dollars each year, the average bank teller makes just $25,800. Here in New York, 39 percent of bank tellers are forced to rely on public assistance programs just to make ends meet. This is morally wrong, yes, but it's also just bad business.

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 ...

Flint Workers to Presidential Candidates: $15/Hour and Union Rights

Tyrone Stitt | Posted 03.05.2016 | Politics
Tyrone Stitt

I'm a lifelong resident of Flint, Michigan, and a lifelong fast-food worker. That means my tap water is toxic, and my paycheck is too small to afford a safe alternative.