Fight For $15/hour: inspiring analysis of how it was achieved in New York

The story about how working class groups made alliances and persevered over the years is hopeful. What inspired us is how all these workers refused to put up with incremental increases from $8 to $12 an hour, but demanded $15 an hour. $15 an hour is actually closer to the poverty level yearly income by the government’s own standards, but far above what these workers had been paid.

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About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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