Fight For $15

Fight For $15

Despite some recent success in places like Kansas City where voters approved a ballot measure this month to increase the minimum wage, it seems the movement itself is losing steam. So far in 2017, Fight for $15 has “staged protests in just 30 cities… down from more...
Fight For Fifteen

Fight For Fifteen

  The Minneapolis City Council passed an ordinance on June 30th raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour over a seven-year-period. This, after a report came out last month outlining the negative effects of Seattle’s minimum wage increase on the city’s low-wage...

Alt Labor

One thing that this last election cycle made clear is that it matters to union members how their money is spent in relation to politics and social movements. That insight has become clearer with the organization or a new kind of union. Tech Solidarity is one such...
Fight For 15

Fight For 15

Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive, vetoed legislation late last month that would have made it the first county in Maryland to require a $15 minimum wage. Leggett argues that because Montgomery is not a “destination city,” like Seattle or New York, their...
Fight For 15

Fight For 15

On January 1, new minimum wages went into effect in nineteen states. Click here to see the list. The effect of an increased minimum wage remains controversial. How much does it benefit individual workers at the cost of the overall economy? Ed Rensi reported last week...