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Low-wage workers, union activists rally for higher pay and right to organize without fear of retribution

Uber drivers, street vendors, fast-food workers and union activists arrived downtown by the busload on Monday to participate in a boisterous march and rally aimed at mustering the political power of low-wage employees in next year’s United States congressional elections. 19 more words

Low-wage Workers

Happy Labor Day!

When I read about the origins of Labor Day I started to feel that it’s such a shame that the holiday had devolved into just an excuse to go shopping and do some last-minute outdoor summer activity before fall kicks in. 157 more words

Labor Day

Book Review: Beyond the $15 an Hour Movement and the Revival of Labor

By MOLLY CHARBONEAU

How to build genuine trust among labor, faith and community partners to create a powerful movement is the universal message of Jonathan Rosenblum’s new book, “Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists and the Revival of the Labor Movement.” 409 more words

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Here's some real reporting on minimum wage effects

Listen to people argue both sides of the minimum wage issue and there seems to be no common ground: raising the minimum wage either helps low-wage workers or it puts people out of work. 201 more words

Employment without an Exit

This post originally appeared on ACSblog. Terri Gerstein is a Leadership in Government Fellow, Open Society Foundations, a Fellow at the Harvard Labor and Worklife Program, and the former Labor Bureau Chief, Office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman… 846 more words

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