Ten Years In, Fight for $15 and a Union Movement Helped Reduce Racial Wealth Gap Nationally, Injected $87.6 Billion Annually into U.S. Economy
The Fight for $15 has helped Black and Latinx working people build wealth and inspired worker organizing across the U.S.
Why a minimum wage increase upstate could lead to further hikes
New York labor officials are proposing a $1 increase in the minimum wage for counties north of Westchester. If given final approval, the wage would reach $14.20 by the end of the year.
Subminimum Wages Were Always Deplorable. Inflation Is Making Them Worse.
Activists are pushing to end policies that allow employers to pay some workers less than the $7.25 federal minimum wage.
The Deadline is Here for Federal Contractors to Start Paying at least $15 an Hour
The “Fight for $15," movement, which will mark its 10-year anniversary in November 2022, “has influenced policy debates and the public conversation about fair pay and workplace rights,” but there is more to be done, said the report.
Record Number of Cities, States Will Increase Minimum Wages in 2022
21 states and 35 cities and counties will raise their wage floors in the New Year.
NELP Urges Congress to Pass the Raise the Wage Act of 2021
Congress should use this opportunity to finally pass a $15 minimum wage bill.
NELP Commends President Biden’s Swift Actions to Improve Government Contracted Jobs with $15 Minimum Wage Executive Order and Repeal of Ban on Anti-Bias Training
The new administration’s swift actions are desperately necessary, and are evidence of the immense power of movements led by Black and brown people throughout the country.
Fighting Wage Preemption: How Workers Have Lost Billions in Wages and How We Can Restore Local Democracy
Workers are losing billions of dollars every year because their state legislatures blocked minimum wage raises workers won at the local level.
Minimum Wage Hikes Have Reversed Wage Declines for Workers in Lowest-Paid Jobs
Worker activism for a $15 wage floor, not Trump administration policies, are driving those wage gains.