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Fight for $15

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 ...

Clinton Aide: Protesters Don't Want $15 An Hour

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A former aide to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama cautioned the Democratic Party against “moving policy to the left” in response to...

California Democrat Zev Yaroslavsky Tells Robert Scheer Why the State Is a Model for Progressives

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Neon Tommy / On this week's "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer speaks with Zev Yaroslavsky, one of the leaders of California'...

Donald Trump Chooses Fast-Food CEO To Be His Labor Secretary

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics

In a rebuke to President Barack Obama’s work on the labor front, President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday chose a fast-food executive to be the nati...

Workers Across U.S. 'Fight For $15' In Strikes For Wage Hikes

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.29.2016 | Business

In 2012, Alvin Major was earning the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour when he went on strike at his KFC restaurant in New York City. Four years later, h...

The Working Class Is Hardly United For Trump

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics

The union-backed movement Fight for $15 is gearing up for a nationwide day of protests next week, a reminder that working class politics in the U.S. i...

Democratic Power Players Helped McDonald's Fight The Fight For $15

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.31.2016 | Politics

As the face of the fast-food industry, McDonald’s has always been the juiciest target for the Fight for $15 movement. Labor unions and low-wage work...

The Revolution Will Be Mobilized

Valarie Long | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Valarie Long

A brilliant essay in the New York Times Magazine by Binyamin Appelbaum on Sunday asks a simple question. When will elected officials and candidates stop talking about the manufacturing jobs people did yesterday and start talking about the service jobs people do today?

McDonald's Workers Detail Horrifying Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business

McDonald’s ignored serious instances of sexual harassment ― including groping, propositioning and lewd comments ― endured by hourly workers in e...

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...

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 Power of 'NO' Challenge

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Previously, on my blog, I've spoken about communicating without making excuses or justifications for your decisions. I challenged you to spend a period of time trying to respond to requests in an authentic and honest manner. Today, I challenge you to gain a new respect for the word, "no."

Labor Day: A Celebration Of Workers

Keith Mestrich | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Labor Day is a celebration of workers' accomplishments in America, and represents the best parts of our nation's devotion to protecting our workers from corporate abuse.

Banking On Trust

Keith Mestrich | Posted 08.18.2016 | Money
Keith Mestrich

Financial institutions can and should be a force for good. It's not enough for banks to only appear trustworthy or reliable. If major institutions want the hearts and minds of the public back, it's time for them to take broad, concrete steps to change the way they approach banking altogether.

Uber Drivers Shouldn't Be Left Behind In The Fight For $15

Bhairavi Desai | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Bhairavi Desai

At the same time cooks and cashiers are winning huge wage increases from coast to coast, regulators and policymakers have seemed willing to let behemoths like Uber off the hook, resulting in paltry pay for the folks who are literally driving the "new economy."

Philadelphia Workers Are Desperate For A Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― The Democratic Party made history this month by calling for a $15 federal minimum wage in its official platform, handing a major win ...

5 Ways the News Media Can Get Real--and Be Part of the Solution

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 07.21.2016 | Media
Sarah van Gelder

Corporate television's obsession with Donald Trump contributed to his rise. But media can be part of the solution instead of the problem. Here's how. ...

J.P. Morgan To Give Its Lowest Paid Workers A Raise

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business

JPMorgan Chase will give its lowest paid employees a raise over the next two years, its chairman and chief executive Jamie Dimon wrote in an opinion p...

Lawmakers Sue Their Colleagues For Blocking A Local Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

A group of African-American state lawmakers in Alabama sued their colleagues in federal court on Thursday, claiming they violated civil rights law by ...

Another City Just Enacted A $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed legislation Monday that will gradually hike the city's minimum wage to $15, the late...

Social Movements Matter: The Untold Story of the Democratic Primaries

Gara LaMarche | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Gara LaMarche

It takes nothing away from Senator Sanders, and the millions of voters he has mobilized, to observe that deeper currents are at work that have created a political climate which has sharply influenced both him and Secretary Clinton.

Labor Groups Are Taking On Walmart And McDonald's. But Who Will Fund Their Fight?

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business

In 2013, Janet Sparks and five co-workers went on strike at a Walmart store in Baker, Louisiana. The group rode in a caravan to Bentonville, Arkansas,...

35 Years of Workers Leading the Effort to Improve Fast-Food Jobs

Keith Kelleher | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Keith Kelleher

The workers in the Fight for $15 are learning the same lesson we learned 35 years ago--when workers come together and take a stand, they win.

Really, Really Rich Trump Is No Workers' Champion

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

When the rich like Trump do badly, they get more money. When low-wage workers faithfully perform their jobs, Trump says, "Give them less money!"

Women Leaders Turning Passion Into Action

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Go forth and speak out about your work here today - you never know whose dream you may be carrying. Let's make sure that this union, this movement, and the leaders we elect are truly representative of our people. And we will carry their dreams together.