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Fight for Fifteen

Michigan's Minimum Wage Bill Trounces Democracy and Shortchanges Low Wage Workers

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

The Republican-led legislature and the Governor of Michigan passed a watered-down anti-democratic semblance of a bill to increase the minimum wage recently, and critics wonder why no one is jumping for joy.

Why Chicago Teachers Support the Fight for a Higher Minimum Wage

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 10.23.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Why wouldn't teachers stand up to abusive corporations that reap windfall profits while providing poverty-level jobs for students and their families?

From the Five Dollar Day to the Fight for 15: How Push-Up Bras Can Support Chicago's Sagging Middle Class

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Parisian

What do Victoria's Secret sales associates have in common with the Ford factory workers? More than meets Christmas shoppers' eyes when they survey the scantily clad mannequins in the Michigan Ave. shop window.