The Oscar winner and activist called for New York to increase the minimum wage for all.
The proposal sets a new goalpost for the labor movement, which previously rallied around a $15 minimum wage that Sanders now says is insufficient.
Six states — California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and Washington — will be at or above $15 per hour.
The ballot measure would have given the town one of the highest minimum wages in the country and eliminated the lower wage floor for servers.
The Republican-led state joins a list of mostly Democratic states on a path to $15 per hour.
The sub-minimum wage for servers would be gone by 2027, unless the D.C. Council decides to intervene.
The "Drinking and Talking" continues as HuffPost's Sam Stein and Ryan Grim dive into the minimum wage vs. tipping debate.
Sen. Lindsay Graham clashed with the CEO of Costco over a $15 minimum wage increase.
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In a huge blow to the labor rights movement, the multi-billion dollar retail giant beat efforts by warehouse workers to unionize.