fight for 15

The bill is headed nowhere in the Senate, but it shows the muscle behind the Fight for $15.
It's been more than a decade since Congress passed an increase to the federal wage floor.
Republicans will highlight the projected job losses, but backers of a $15 wage floor say the benefits exceed the costs.
The senator and 2020 hopeful also spoke in support of a proposal to put an hourly employee on Walmart's corporate board.
Several 2020 contenders plan to join the fast-food employees in Fight for $15 protests this week when the chain's shareholders meet.
That makes it the fourth state just this year to sign off on $15.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) got the better of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with the help of a pricey pastry.
Staffers at the Service Employees International Union say the organization is trying to break its own staff union through hard-nosed bargaining.
The bill would increase the state’s minimum wage from the current $10.10 per hour to $15 by 2025 for companies with 15 or more workers.
The Fight for $15 has picked up a lot of steam in blue states.
It's just the fourth state to adopt such a law, following in the footsteps of California, Massachusetts and New York.
For both the party and the millions of workers who need a raise.
Thirteen counties and cities will notice the difference immediately on January 1, reaching or exceeding $15 an hour.
These organizing tactics aren't traditional, but they are helping unions make some headway in the food and drink industry.
The House candidate from Michigan was one of at least 20 people detained during the pro-labor demonstration.
The Service Employees International Union says the drop in money suggested by government filings just reflects a change in strategy and structure.
The state's leadership could live to regret blocking cities from setting their own minimum wages.