Minimum Wage

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.

Orange flag says, "Living wage now."

REPORT: Predominantly White State Legislatures Are Blocking Laws That Benefit Black Workers

“State interference in city minimum wage laws stems from a larger Jim Crow legacy of blocking economic policies that primarily benefit communities of color.”

Sign reads: "Living wage now."

GOP Missouri Legislators Roll Back St. Louis' Minimum Wage to $7.70

Activists: “Companies can either snatch back our raise and take food out of the mouths of children, or they can do the right thing by honoring the St. Louis wage increase and paying us at least $10 an hour.”

Protestors hold sign that reads: "McDonald's is the Trump of Corporations"

Fight for $15 Activists Call McDonald's 'The Trump of Corporations'

The living wage campaign staged major protests across the country this week.

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Trump's Labor Secretary Pick Opposes Minimum Wage Increases—And Workers Who Protest

Fast food CEO Andrew Puzder once praised hypothetical machine-operated workers by saying, “They’re always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case.”

A crowd of Black and Brown people in Los Angeles protest for fair labor standards

Stealing Labor

Why combating wage theft—including non-payment, denial of overtime, requiring off-the-clock work and paying below minimum wage—should be a bigger political priority. 

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Washington D.C. Latest City to Implement $15 Minimum Wage

Eighty percent of the workers who will benefit are people of color.

California Close to Instituting $15 Statewide Minimum Wage

If it passes, the proposed plan would require all businesses to pay workers at least $15 an hour by 2023.

Alabama the Latest State to Prevent Cities From Increasing Minimum Wage

State legislators just passed a law that blocks local lawmakers from requiring businesses to pay employees more than $7.25 an hour. Unfortunately, Alabama isn’t alone.

In Pictures: How Workers in 10 Cities Demanded a Higher Minimum Wage

Fast-food, janitorial, health-care and other workers hit the streets yesterday to demand a $15 hourly minimum wage and more job security.

The Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage Just Exploded

Organizers are calling yesterday’s Fight for $15 demonstrations the largest minimum-wage action in U.S. history.

Congress to Introduce Legislation to Double Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will introduce a bill in Congress to up the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

New York's Governor Wants to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.50

Is $10.50 enough?

Chicago Approves New Minimum Wage: $13-an-Hour

Business owners are mobilizing nationally to counter the growing movement.

Could Pres. Obama's Action on Immigration Help the Fight for $15?

Increasing the minimum wage may require immigration reform

Five States, and a Dozen Counties, Consider Minimum Wage Hikes

From $8.50 in South Dakota and Arkansas to $15 per hour in San Francisco County.

How A Jim Crow Era Holdover Hurts Domestic Workers Today

Domestic workers still may not be paid for time worked–and have no recourse to fight theft

What's Different About Fast Food Worker Strikes This Thursday?

Workers plan civil disobedience and hope to add home care workers to their fight

Fast Food Workers Show Strength in Numbers This Weekend

The Illinois gathering would have been unheard of two years ago

Walmart vs. NYT Columnist Timothy Egan

You decide the winner: Egan or Walmart?