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Michigan: Largest Fast Food Strike Yet

Ned Resnikoff MSNBC
As many as 400 workers at more than 60 fast food restaurants in the Detroit metro area walked off the job on Friday. The fast food strike in Detroit is the second major labor action to hit an American city’s fast food industry this week: On Wednesday and Thursday, more than 100 workers in St. Louis walked off the job at roughly 30 different restaurants. These rolling walkouts followed similar actions in New York, central Pennsylvania, and Chicago.

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How We Won a $15 Minimum Wage and More

Liza Featherstone Jacobin
It’s been five years since Seattle’s landmark $15 minimum wage law. It not only helped workers — it raised their expectations about what's possible and what they deserve.

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Elder Care Homes Rake in Profits as Workers Earn a Pittance

Jennifer Gollan Associated Press
Residential senior care homes profit handsomely by paying their workers poverty wages. The profit margins can be huge and, for violators of labor laws, hinge on the widespread exploitation of thousands of caretakers, many of them poor

In Praise of a Higher Minimum Wage

Richard Florida City Lab
Raising the minimum wage helps low-paid workers without damaging the broader economy, the authors of two new research papers find.

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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.

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For Low-Wage Workers Fight For 15 Movement Has Been a Boon

Sarah Jones New York Magazine
Since Fight for 15 launched in 2012, the idea of a $15 minimum wage has become a popular cause for progressive activists, and an increasingly popular talking point for Democrats occupying or seeking elected office.
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