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Living Wage Campaign
Living Wage Campaign news and analysis from The Nation
July 15, 2016
It Takes Jamie Dimon 3 Hours to Earn What Some of His Employees Do All Year
So much for the JPMorgan Chase CEO’s being a working-class hero.
June 7, 2016
Clinton May Take the Nomination, but Sanders Has Won the Debate
Sanders hasn’t merely won a seat at the table—he’s started a sea change in Democratic politics.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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?
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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.
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.