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Minimum wage news and analysis from The Nation
November 30, 2022
Fast Food Runs in My Family
Me, my mother, and 10 years of the Fight for $15.
September 6, 2022
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.
September 1, 2022
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.
November 12, 2021
West Hollywood Just Won the Highest Minimum Wage in the Country
The ordinance could—and
—serve as a template for wage protections and working conditions for low-wage workers across the country.
September 21, 2021
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.
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September 20, 2021
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.
March 22, 2021
How Kyrsten Sinema Sold Out
The origin story of the Senate’s newest super villain.
March 9, 2021
Now Is the Time to Restore the Power of Labor
Strengthening unions would play a critical part in tackling our country’s staggering inequality.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
March 9, 2021
Democrats Refusing to Fight for $15 Are the Best Allies Republicans Have
When eight members of the Senate Democratic Caucus blocked a wage hike, they endangered Democratic prospects in 2022.
March 8, 2021
Two Cheers for Joe Manchin
Democrats should let the West Virginian have his small victories while they pass big bills.