The state of New York is the first to declare a $15 minimum wage for all state employees, and as of January 2016, workers for the City of New York can also look forward to a raised minimum wage of $15-an-hour. While this marks a victory for some, many workers nationwide struggle to earn a living wage.
Can you name this socialist Seattle city council member and activist?
On April 15, 2015, Fight For $15, an organization working to raise the U.S. minimum wage, held their largest protest in the history of the movement.
IndyKids asked kids from PS 128 in Washington Heights in Manhattan, “Do you think that the minimum wage should be increased?”
Today, many people find that making a living has become a struggle. Currently the federal minimum wage is $7.25, which is barely enough to survive. Most Americans support an increased minimum wage, but what will it take for these higher wages to become law?
In August, fast-food workers throughout the country went on strike again for a living wage and the right to unionize.
Standing up for better wages and working conditions, New York City’s fast food workers staged their first-ever strike.
Politicians in Maine are trying to pass several child labor laws that have parents very concerned.
This year 35 million Americans won’t have enough to eat, including 13 million children. Why are so many people hungry in the United States, a wealthy nation? One reason is the low minimum wage.