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Living Wage Campaign
April 5, 2016
How a $15 Minimum Wage Went From ‘Extreme’ to Enacted
Across the country, activists and low-wage workers are showing that the changes we need will come if people organize and force them.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
November 11, 2015
Almost Half of All American Workers Make Less Than $15 an Hour
Three years after the first #FightFor15 strike, workers nationwide rallied again yesterday for living wages and union rights.
October 23, 2015
Walmart’s Wage Increase Is Hurting Its Stock Price—and That’s OK
The stock market doesn’t take long-term economic growth into account very well, so why do we look to it to see if higher wages are succeeding?
October 15, 2015
It’s Science: Raising the Minimum Wage Would Make America a Happier Place
The American Psychological Association is marshaling research that shows alleviating poverty improves mental health.
August 7, 2015
Is the Senate Finally Getting Behind Fair Pay for Government Contractors?
Federal contract workers are pushing Congress for living wages and a union on Capitol Hill—but the fight is not over yet.
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July 31, 2015
How Childcare Actually Causes Poverty in America
If the people who prepare your lunch deserve a living wage, the people preparing our toddlers for school do too.
July 22, 2015
New York Fast-Food Workers Win Their Fight for $15
A landmark executive move will serve the state’s fast-food workers some long-overdue justice.
July 14, 2015
Scott Walker Thinks Minimum Wage Is a ‘Lame Idea’
The Republican Party used to back fair wages, but the anti-labor governor of Wisconsin is running against that legacy.
July 6, 2015
A Worker’s Take on the New Overtime Proposal
Lifting the overtime threshold could give Lora McCrary an extra $15,000 a year to put towards retirement.
Wendi C. Thomas
July 2, 2015
The New Overtime Rules Are a Big Deal. Here’s Why.
The overworked and underpaid American workforce has something to celebrate.