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The Fight for $15 Is Looking Good

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
The CBO finds that the raise would boost the incomes of 17 million Americans, and most probably 27 million Americans—that is, close to a fifth of the entire American workforce.

Culture Isn’t Free

Miranda Campbell Jacobin
Expecting artists to work for free hands the reins of cultural production to ruling elites.

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Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay

Michael D. Shear and Steven Greenhouse New York Times
In a move expected to draw harsh opposition from the business community, President Obama will use his executive authority to push changes in overtime law so that millions of workers who are now exempt will be eligible for premium rates when working more than 40 hours per week.
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