Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: Fight for $15

Social movements converge on April 4 anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther...

“Every day workers of color across this country face deep-seated racism that would seem to be out of Dr. King’s era, but is, sadly, still reality today.”

Trump’s labor pick, fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder, opposes minimum wage increase...

Andrew Puzder is a longtime Republican donor who’s been a vocal critic of raising the minimum wage, the Fight for 15, expansion of overtime pay, paid sick leave and the Affordable Care Act.

Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary is a big ‘screw you’ to...

Fast food CEO Andrew Puzder opposes higher wages and has supported automating service jobs.

The Fight for $15 celebrates its fourth anniversary with new protests

A federal minimum wage increase may be unlikely under President Trump, but low-wage workers have already won major victories.

Harvard Has Billions, So Why Won’t It Pay Workers a Living...

Striking dining hall employees at the Ivy League school have turned the spotlight on the low salaries of administrative positions nationwide.

VICTORY: Washington DC Raises Minimum Wage to $15

Several other cities have passed minimum wage laws, promising to have a minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2020 or 2021.

Fight for $15 Organizers Demand a Union

The Fight for $15 is one of the most important labor struggles of our time, breathing new life into the labor movement with every victory.

Fight for $15 Movement Confronts The Presidential Candidates

The fact that Sanders has immediately embraced this executive order raises a fundamental question for Clinton: Does she really want to be on the wrong side of an issue that is a defining economic justice standard for the workers she needs to win the White House?

How Will the Fight for $15 Reckon with Harmful Proposals From...

The Fight for $15’s narrow notion of those interests has upset some and gratified others. But don’t expect it change. The campaign has been winning, after all.

Fight For $15 Update: When Truman Doubled Minimum Wage

Economists and analysts tell Bloomberg News that wage increases in service and retail sectors are helping retailers by putting “more money in the pockets of some of their biggest customers: their own employees.”


How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.