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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.” 405 more words

Unions

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

On Labor

Demand Sanctuary At Temple U

Dear President Englert and Temple University Board of Trustees                              

Temple University claims to pride itself on its dedication to diversity and access. But how can it value these things if its students live in fear of deportation, fear of violence from police, fear of sexual assault from fellow students, fear of not being able to afford classes, or fear of losing the community they grew up in? 492 more words

April Poem 3: NaPoWriMo

I am the one that works the minimum wage jobs. I am the working poor, the lower middle class, the one that lives from paycheck to paycheck. 230 more words

Poetry

'End run' around local sick-pay victories advances at Capitol

Corporate special interests clashed with working people during a Capitol hearing last night on legislation that would roll back ordinances extending earned sick and safe time to an estimated 150,000 workers in Minneapolis and St. 636 more words

Politics