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The Fight for $15: A History

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On March 20, 2016
This is a good history of how the Fight for $15 started, how SEIU has promoted it, and the impact it has had on American political life. The groundwork for the movement was laid in 2011, when the Occupy movement started drawing unprecedented attention to the growing chasm between haves and have-nots. Around the same […]

Minimum Wage Hikes

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On January 9, 2016

In the new year, 14 states had minimum wage hikes go into effect. As the United States marks more than six years without an increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, 14 states and several

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We often debate this question. $15? $20? Is that too much? At point might it start actually affecting employment? One sensible way to set the minimum wage is to tie it to worker productivity. And if that’s the standard, according to Nicholas Buffie and Dean Baker, the minimum wage could be $18.42, if we tie […]
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Hillary Clinton won’t come out and support a national $15 minimum wage. That’s too bad, but probably expected. However, this is the sort of issue where we need to put a ton of pressure on her. This is the value of Bernie Sanders. Even if he doesn’t win, he is going to force her left. […]
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