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Martin Hopkins. A Black man with dredlocks, wearing a red Communications Workers of America t-shirt, addresses a group of protesters.

Does Verizon Wireless Have a Racism Problem?

Around the country, current and former employees who have filed EEOC complaints against Verizon Wireless are going public with their stories. They allege overt and subtle racism, retaliation and intimidation by the nation’s largest wireless provider. 

Raise the Wage Vote. Sea of Black women wearing red T-shirts reading "Fight for 15," with one woman standing behind a podium.

House Passes Raise the Wage Act

The bill, which now heads to the Senate for a vote, seeks to gradually double the federal minimum wage to $15 for all hourly workers, including those who are paid via tips.