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‘WE ALL QUIT’: How America’s Workers Are Taking Back Their Power

Lauren Kaori Gurley VICE Motherboard
Something remarkable is happening in fast food establishments, retail stores, and restaurants across America. You may have seen photos of it go viral. You may have even experienced it and the hostess apologizes for extra-long wait times.

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Tipped Workers and the Fight for $15

Mat Hanson and Nikki Cole The Forge
One Fair Wage is fighting for tipped restaurant workers; it is fighting for Uber and Lyft drivers, car wash workers, nail salon techs, youth, the incarcerated, workers with disabilities.

Higher Minimum Wage, Fewer Suicides

Dylan Matthews Vox
Four recent studies suggest that higher minimum wage laws might save lives. The newest paper estimated that a $1 increase in the minimum wage led to a 3.4 to 5.9 percent decline in suicides among adults with a high school education or less.

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A Great Labor Leader Gone: Hector Figueroa, 1962–2019

Steven Greenhouse American Prospect
Hector believed that the spirit of a union lives not just inside the halls of a union and in winning contracts. That promise is realized when the people in the communities where the workers live can live with dignity, can thrive, and can be happy.

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'The Fight for $15 Was Never Just About Raising Wages'

Celeste Robinson Workday Minnesota
The Fight for $15 was never just about raising wages, it was also about building public anger at a system where corporations make billions while workers are paid poverty wages. It is a return to labor's roots, the refusal to accept exploitation.

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Over 5 Million Workers Will Have Higher Pay on January 1

Filiberto Nolasco Gomez, Workday Minnesota
From Alaska to New York City, millions will benefit from an increase minimum wage in 2019. Yet in Michigan and Washington DC legislators overturned referendum votes to raise wages, while the federal government still refuses to act.

Sam Pizzigati: “A New Labor Activism Is Surging”

Mohsen Abdelmoumen American Herald Tribune
Outside of traditional labor structures, a new labor activism is surging, often supported by traditional unions. This new activism ranges from the “Fight for $15” movement to the statewide teacher strikes that broke out last spring.
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