News From: 15 dollar minimum

by Press and Media | on Jul 25, 2017

A Better Deal to Boost Wages

Details of the Democrats new economic plan have been released. Check out coverage from Poltico below.

by Guest Post | on Jun 05, 2017

An Appeal to Repeal Tip Credit

Car-wash workers like me — we’re typically called carwasheros — are among the hardest-working, and lowest-paid, people in this city. I work at the Main Street Car Wash in Queens,...

by Brian Young | on Jan 04, 2017

Higher Pay, Higher Profits

As 2017 begins 40 states and municipalities raised their minimum wages.  This is the largest number of increases at a single time since the Fight for $15 began 4 years ago.  Another 21...

by Press and Media | on Sep 27, 2016

Let the people decide

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but many states have raised that floor, including Massachusetts and California, which have a minimum wage of $10 an hour.  In November, five more...

by Press and Media | on Aug 09, 2016

$15 minimum is working

This article first appeared in the Seattle Times, written by Daniel Beekman.Seattle’s labor market has thrived since the city became the first major metropolis in the country to pass a law...

by Brian Young | on Jul 01, 2016

Disgracing our national pastime

Riding the bus, playing in tiny stadiums and barely getting paid is the way of life for many minor league baseball players.  While a small percentage will ever make it to the Big Show, let alone...

by Press and Media | on Jun 08, 2016

D.C. minimum wage hiked to $15

 This article was originally written by Ben Nuckols for the Associated Press. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers in the nation's capital approved a $15-an-hour minimum wage on Tuesday,...

by Kate Hogan | on May 31, 2016

The Human Toll

Low wages and non-union work affects more people on Long Island that we would like to think.The living wage on Long Island is currently around 46,000 dollars a year, or close to 22 dollars an hour....

by AFL-CIO | on May 27, 2016

10 Facts about the Minimum Wage

On the anniversary of the last time the federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25, it's timely to go over some basic facts on the minimum wage. Here are 10 important figures to remember...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 22, 2014

McDonald's is starting to piss us off

Doug Cunningham of Workers Independent News has reported that Rather than face the protests and hear the voices of its workers, McDonald's corporation closed its corporate headquarters in Oak...