This might sound like a crazy concept, but if you have even a basic knowledge of New York State politics, you will understand where I am coming from. If not, you might think I’m insane, and you might be correct. But it is my opinion that the city that never sleeps, with it’s unique political […]
The movement for a $15 per hour minimum wage which began in New York City in 2012 has exploded, attaining victories in cities throughout the country. Just the latest proof that direct action does indeed get the goods, is Los Angeles, Where the city council voted 14-to-1 on Tuesday to gradually raise the minimum wage […]
Almost two and a half years ago, low-wage workers from fast food restaurants did something that has never been seen in the labor history of the American service industry. They had the courage to walk off the job. In December 2012, a new group called Fast Food Forward, organized a strike of employees in non-unionized […]
Workers Rising: Scenes from Thursday’s Low-Wage Worker Strikes
On November 29th, 2012: Around 200 workers walked out of McDonald’s, Burger Kings, Wendy’s, and other fast food establishments across New York City, demanding a $15 per hour, almost double the current minimum wage in the city. This bold action quickly inspired other low-wage workers around the country, and soon the strikes spread to Chicago, […]
Twitter and the National Fight For 15 Convention
Last week, I posted an analysis of the media coverage of the Fight For 15 convention, which I compiled using the Google News aggregator. With the exception of the New York Times article by Steven Greenfield, all of the information and quotes of each article originated from two Associated Press articles,one previewing the event, and […]
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