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Fight for $15

Alexander C. Kaufman

Los Angeles Votes To Raise Minimum Wage To $15

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business

Los Angeles on Tuesday became the biggest U.S. city to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Dave Jamieson

Elizabeth Warren Urges Obama To Join The Fight For $15

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Fight for $15 labor movement has found some high-profile allies in the U.S. Senate, and now they're asking President Barack Obama to...

Remembering the Lockout: Valarie Long on How Alaska Airlines Can Do Better for Communities

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Mary Kay Henry

Ten years ago today, Alaska Airlines ramp workers were removed from their jobs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) and replaced by wor...

A Game-Changing Moment for Fast-Food Workers

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 05.12.2015 | 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

Dave Jamieson

Meet The Fist-Shaking Socialist Behind America's Highest Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

(Photo: Elaine Thompson/AP) This article is part of a Huffington Post series, on the occasion of the site's 10th anniversary, looking at some ...

On International Workers' Day, Valarie Long and David Huerta Reflect on Brown/Black Unity and a Growing Movement

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

As working people around the world today mark International Workers Day, I offer you reflections from SEIU leaders on the front lines of uniting the l...

Dave Jamieson

Obama And Democrats Raise Their Minimum Wage Proposal To $12

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With fast-food workers going on strike and local governments raising their wage floors, Democrats in Congress have decided their stalled...

Emily Peck

Barclays Considers Raising Wages For Lowest-Paid Workers Around The World

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business

The bank noticed that paying workers more makes them happier and more loyal to their jobs.

What the $15 Fight Means for the Franchise World

Bob Steinberger | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Bob Steinberger

Regardless of your stance on the $15 fight sweeping across the nation, the matter is here to stay. In reality, increasing minimum wage isn't a new concept. Back in my heyday, minimum wage was $2 an hour. It has more than tripled since then.

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation on the Fight for $15 with Saru Jayaraman

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Saru explains why the food industry, despite being one of the most profitable industries in the country, pays its workers such low wages -- the federal tipped minimum wage, for example, which goes to workers who are expected to receive tips (like servers in restaurants), is still just $2.13 per hour.​

Dave Jamieson

How Raising The Minimum Wage To $15 Changed These Workers' Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

SEATAC, Wash. -- In late 2013, voters in this airport town outside Seattle narrowly approved a groundbreaking measure setting a minimum wage of $15 pe...

Hillary Clinton Backs Worker Protests For Higher Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted her support of low-wage workers who demonstrated across the country and demanded a $15 minimum wage ...

Living Wages and a Living Planet

Michael Brune | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Everyone knows that today is the deadline for filing your tax return. But it's also when Fight for 15 is holding rallies all over the country to demand a living wage. And it's no coincidence that this is happening on tax day.

Twice the Burden: Low-Wage Employers Cost Taxpayers Billions in Public Assistance and Lost Tax Revenue

Yannet Lathrop | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Yannet Lathrop

On Tax Day, while working Americans contribute their part to keeping the country running, many companies that pay low-wages will exploit a loophole in the tax code that that allowed them to write off taxes on over $66 billion in executive compensation pay between 2007 and 2010.

Hardworking Americans Deserve Fair Wages and Full Benefits

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Food service workers, home care workers, farm workers and other low-wage workers log long hours. They come home tired after providing services and producing goods that make our country stronger. They deserve fair treatment from employers and they a voice in collective bargaining.

Protesters Take Part In Nationwide Rally For $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business

See photos from the demonstrations.

A Living Wage When Working, a Poverty-Free Old Age When Retired

Nancy Altman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

It is in the interest of everyone, rich and poor, to see the minimum wage increased to at least $15 an hour. That will help not just minimum-wage workers. It will have a rippling effect, raising everyone's wages. And while we are at it, let's raise another significant part of everyone's compensation package. Let's raise Social Security.

Protests For $15 Minimum Wage Are Heating Up

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage worke...

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

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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.

Check Out the Emerging Coalition Unifying Black Lives Matter, LGBT Equality, and the Fight for a Living Wage

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Three of the progressive movements that are most active right now are Black Lives Matter, the push for LGBT rights, and the push for a minimum/living wage. Each of these movements is powerful on its own. Working together, they can achieve much more. And they are coming together.

The High Cost of Fighting for $15

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Raises would, of course, cost these billion-dollar corporations something. More costly, though, is the price paid by minimum-wage workers who have not received a raise in six years. Even more dear is what these workers have paid for their campaign to get raises. Managers have harassed, threatened and fired them.

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

Rudy López | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Rudy López

Workers across low-wage industries have chosen to stand together to call for better working conditions, benefits and a living wage, the faith community is called to follow their courageous example.

On Wal-Mart's Watch: A Seemingly Endless Health and Safety Catastrophe

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Charlene Obernauer

While finally agreeing to stop appealing a $7,000 fine after a worker died on Wal-Mart's watch is a step in the right direction, it is a puny step down a prolonged path towards creating healthier, safer, and more just jobs at Wal-Mart. They have a long way to go.

Dave Jamieson

'Put Mustard On It': Fast-Food Workers Say Burns Are Rampant

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business

More than two dozen low-wage McDonald's workers filed health and safety complaints against the fast-food chain on Monday, alleging that understaffing ...

Jillian Berman

Why Religious Leaders Want People To Give Up Fast Food

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business

Hint: It has nothing to do with health.