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

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home

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...

Hillary's Biggest Challenge: Bringing Back Decent Jobs

Jane White | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home
Jane White

One of the biggest ironies about Donald Trump's Presidential campaign is his pledge to bring back jobs that have been outsourced to other countries--the major driver behind his support from blue-collar workers.

California Voters Double-Crossed By SEIU -- For The Second Time

Sal Rosselli | Posted 07.14.2016 | Home
Sal Rosselli

Rather than subverting workers' rights, unions should be democratic and member-driven. Rather than engaging in collusive backroom deals, a union should be open and transparent. Rather than tease and betray voters at the ballot box, a union should be forthright and honest.

End Mandatory Overtime

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 06.27.2016 | Home
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Eliminating mandatory overtime in state employment is the honorable thing to do for these dedicated largely female champions of quality healthcare service delivery.

This Puerto Rico Debt Commission Could Be The Island's Trump Card

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home

Much of Puerto Rico’s debt may have been issued illegally and requires further investigation, a territory government-sponsored commission report ...

The Correlation Between Low Pay and the Caregiver Shortage

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Sherwin Sheik

I admit to be taken aback by a story posted last week by Home Health Care News about a recent survey ranking the industry's top three threats. Careg...

Teacher, Union Leader, Labor Lawyer: Profile of Chris Williams Social Justice Advocate

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
Bill Quigley

Law was Chris Williams' third career. He taught school in Chicago for a decade. He was a union organizer for a decade. Only then did he become a social justice lawyer specializing in advocating for and with low-wage workers.

The Power of Immigrant Stories at the Supreme Court

Rocio Saenz | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home
Rocio Saenz

A ruling against DAPA and expanded DACA will not only affect immigrant families, but all families, and it'll send a message of hate to U.S. citizen children whose parents are vulnerable to deportation.

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

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.13.2016 | Home

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...

Raising the Wage -- For Now and Our Future

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 04.04.2016 | Home
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

When President Franklin Roosevelt brought the federal minimum wage into its infancy, California's had already graduated from college and was in the workforce. California's century-old enactment of a minimum wage was sound policy. We simply honor our past by investing in our future.

California's Political Earthquake: A $15 Minimum Wage

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.01.2016 | Home
Peter Dreier

The new law will boost paychecks for millions of California workers. More than 40% of California workers earn less than $15 dollars an hour. By putting more money in people's pockets, the pay increase will improve the economy by increasing consumer spending in businesses throughout the state.

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.

New Hampshire Roils the Waters

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.10.2017 | Home
Chris Weigant

Last night, New Hampshire shook up the presidential race and roiled what were already less-than-calm waters, in both the Democratic Party and the GOP. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton looks a lot weaker than she did a few weeks ago.

Finally Fairness for Home Care Workers

Laphonza Butler | Posted 02.01.2017 | Home
Laphonza Butler

Caregivers like Stella give so much to our state's elderly and disabled people to make sure they receive the best possible care. Stella wants to take care of her daughter at home and she deserves to make a fair wage doing this strenuous work.

Union Says 10 Of 14 Killed In San Bernardino Were Members

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.05.2015 | Home

Ten of the 14 people killed in the shooting rampage in Southern California on Wednesday were members of the Service Employees International Union, acc...

Democrats Too Often Prioritize Political Opportunism Over Principled Policymaking

Ben Spielberg | Posted 11.25.2016 | Home
Ben Spielberg

Despite the presence of an increasingly viable progressive alternative, Democrats continue to lean against their own interests in the mistaken belief that it will help them win elections. Then they wonder why we're stuck with rising inequality and a political system rigged against the majority of the population.

One Percenters Stuff Their Pumpkin Pie Holes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Leo W. Gerard

Working Americans haven't seen a real raise in 35 years. Meanwhile, every year, their health care costs rise. Their employers eliminate pensions. And their kids struggle with rising college tuition and debt. By contrast, on the other side of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the richest 1 percent are supersizing their feasts.

SEIU Endorses Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Home

The Service Employees International Union endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday, giving her candidacy the official backing of yet another ...

Hillary Clinton Is Pulling Away From Bernie Sanders With Union Endorsements

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.15.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON -- When it came time to think seriously about endorsing a presidential candidate for 2016, Paul Feeney says it wasn't a hard decision for m...

How The Fight For $15 Could Affect Your Kids

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.11.2015 | Home

It was a triumphant day for low-wage workers' Fight for $15 campaign. Hundreds of marches in cities across the country on Tuesday were rewarded with m...

Fast Food Strikes Hit Cities Throughout The Country

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Home

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...

The People United

David Morris | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
David Morris

Even mighty New York City, with over 8 million people, must go hat in hand to Albany to request permission to reduce city speed limits, install red light cameras, open their courts at night, or raise taxes other than those imposed on property.

Championing the SEIU's 'Fight for $15' Wage Drive

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 09.18.2016 | Home
Sherwin Sheik

While increased wages will indeed lead to a major disruption of the elder care industry, it will ultimately raise the quality and availability of caregiving in America and actually reduce the cost for families in need of elder care.

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

Valarie Long | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home
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.

Tax Cuts and Budget Vetoes Highlight Governor Scott's Shrinkage Victory Tour

Gary Stein | Posted 06.25.2016 | Miami
Gary Stein

They handed it to the governor so he could have his way with it and put his pen to paper, signing it into law with one hand and slashing it with his veto pen line item by line item with the other.