Minimum wage

Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap

Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap Raising the Minimum Wage Comes Cheap

Studies overwhelmingly show that the effect of increasing the minimum wage on employment rates is basically zero.

Jun 14, 2024 / The Score / Bryce Covert

US President Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House about pro-Palestinian campus protests on May 2, 2024.

Biden’s Domestic Reforms Don’t Add Up to the Great Society Biden’s Domestic Reforms Don’t Add Up to the Great Society

But they do signal that government can make life tangibly better.

May 13, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

McDonald’s workers striking against sexual harassment

California Workers Are Standing Up to the Fast-Food Industry’s Attacks on Their Rights California Workers Are Standing Up to the Fast-Food Industry’s Attacks on Their Rights

A decade-long organizing fight shows its power.

Dec 12, 2022 / Michael Tubbs

Customers at Subway

Fast Food Runs in My Family Fast Food Runs in My Family

Me, my mother, and 10 years of the Fight for $15.

Nov 30, 2022 / Vanessa Ogle

Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich, a Writer for Change Barbara Ehrenreich, a Writer for Change

The author and activist, who died last week, documented with prescience and empathy the lives of people who are overlooked by society.

Sep 6, 2022 / Editorial / Katha Pollitt

Striking McDonald’s restaurant employees are arrested

Fair Wages for Fast Food Fair Wages for Fast Food

California's FAST Act could establish a bill of rights for fast food service workers. The industry is trying to stop it.

Sep 1, 2022 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Minimum wage hike in West Hollywood, CA

West Hollywood Just Won the Highest Minimum Wage in the Country West Hollywood Just Won the Highest Minimum Wage in the Country

The ordinance could—and should—serve as a template for wage protections and working conditions for low-wage workers across the country.

Nov 12, 2021 / Sasha Abramsky

Help Wanted Sign

Reset Labor Markets With a Local Half-Time Job Guarantee Reset Labor Markets With a Local Half-Time Job Guarantee

The attacks on pandemic income support and the Refundable Child Tax Credit highlight the need for work guarantees.

Sep 21, 2021 / Column / Nathan Newman

Fighting Inequality After Occupy Wall Street

Fighting Inequality After Occupy Wall Street Fighting Inequality After Occupy Wall Street

Policies to address America’s enormous wealth disparities are now on the political map in a way they weren’t before Occupy Wall Street.

Sep 20, 2021 / Feature / Bryce Covert

Kyrsten Sinema

How Kyrsten Sinema Sold Out How Kyrsten Sinema Sold Out

The origin story of the Senate’s newest super villain.

Mar 22, 2021 / 2021 Year in Review / Aída Chávez

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