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Sanders Is Fighting to Raise the Wages for Most Black and Latino Workers

Stephanie Luce and Mark Paul Huffington Post
Over 64 million people would benefit if we raised the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. More than half of all black workers, and 59% of Latino workers would benefit. The minimum wage won't solve poverty on its own but it is one important step in addressing racial disparities and building an inclusive economy.

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This Is What $15 an Hour Looks Like

Gabriel Thompson The Nation - Jan. 25/Feb. 1, 2016 issue
In July, Emeryville, California, passed the highest city-wide minimum wage in the country. Here's how workers' lives changed - and didn't. As the gears of federal government have ground to a halt, a new energy has been rocking the foundations of our urban centers. From Atlanta to Seattle and points in between, cities have begun seizing the initiative, transforming themselves into laboratories for progressive innovation.

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Mayor de Blasio to Raise Base Pay for City Workers

MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM The New York Times
New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign an agreement on Wednesday with DC37, AFSCME to raise the minimum wage to $15. This will cover about 50,000 municipal workers including DC37.

Have We Hit Peak Inequality?

Chuck Collins Other Words
These 400 billionaires have greater wealth than 190 million of their fellow Americans put together.

Million Student March Expands to 100 Campuses

Amanda Girard US Uncut
On November 12, thousands of college students in nearly 100 cities are walking out of class to demand tuition-free public college, a cancellation of all student debt, and a $15/hour minimum wage for campus workers across the US. The protest has been dubbed the “Million Student March.”

Minimum Wage 2016: Here It Comes

Lydia DePillis The Washington Post
Labor unions are working to build tools at scale to support the spate of ballot initiatives voters will face next year.

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South Africa’s Domestic Workers Gain a Minimum Wage

Luso Mnthali Equal Times
The conditions of employment for domestic workers vary from house to house, but along with miners, domestic workers have long endured one of the most exploitative employment relationships in South Africa’s history. Although a new minimum wage is more than domestic workers have ever earned, it is still not enough -- what is needed is a living wage.
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