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Victory in New York strengthens workers' resolve for $15 in Minneapolis

Fast-food workers in New York state won their fight for $15 yesterday. Workers in Minneapolis intend to be next.

“If New York can do it, then Minneapolis and Minnesota can do it,” Guillermo Lindsay, a McDonald’s worker and… 372 more words


"From Deep Inside The Fold": Donald Trump Isn't A Republican Traitor; He's Giving Primary Voters Exactly What They Want

As panic sets in among Republicans at the prospect of Donald Trump either winning the GOP nomination, dividing the right by bolting the party to… 929 more words


Dems get an earful from seniors, workers during Minneapolis meetings

As Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and other presidential hopefuls wooed party leaders in Minneapolis during the Democratic National Committee meetings last weekend, local worker and retiree groups mobilized inside and outside the event, looking to push their concerns to the forefront of the 2016 campaign. 665 more words


Ellison joins home care worker on the job, reaffirms support of Fight for $15

Clara Nakumbe is fighting for $15 an hour, but the Minneapolis resident doesn’t work in a fast-food restaurant or behind the scenes at the airport. She works in her own home, providing round-the-clock care for her son Siran, who lives with a severe form of multiple sclerosis. 428 more words


We are ready to do what it takes to win.

we are here today to remind the political leadership of Philadelphia of their commitments to the workers of this city.

Did you know that there is legislation sitting in committee in City Council that would have let Philadelphia vote on raising the minimum wage this November?  716 more words

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The Low-Wage Worker

I have worked a lot of minimum wage jobs in my life.

In the past few years, I have been a barista at Barnes and Noble Cafe, a cashier at Walmart (twice – two different stores), a camp counselor at two different camps, a sandwich maker at Subway, a server at Tim Horton’s, a sales associate at Macy’s, a child care worker at a day care center, a babysitter, and, with a slightly-higher hourly wage, a teacher’s assistant and a substitute teacher’s assistant. 987 more words