Tag: minimum wage

Trump’s brand of change is bad for America

We’ve heard presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump say, over and over, he wants to “make America great again.” We think America is great and always has been. So, what exactly does Trump mean? It’s hard to know for sure. As UAW President Dennis Williams says, “What are the details of making America great? I don’t want a president who has a good line. I want a president who has a line with the details.” One place to find those details is in Trump’s actions and public statements about those who helped make America the great country it still is ... Read more

Photos: Fight for $15 National Day of Action

UAW members around the country join with Fight for $15: Check back for updates and photos The gallery was not found! Days after millions of workers in California and thousands in Pennsylvania won historic pay increases to $15/hr and amidst ongoing negotiations for $15/hr for millions more in New York, the unstoppable momentum of the Fight for $15 campaign for $15 and union rights continued to build as underpaid workers across the globe said they waged one of the largest-ever day of strikes and protests on April 14. Fast-food workers went on strike in a record 300 cities and tens ... Read more

Study sees positive impact of raising New York’s minimum wage to $15 an hour

A proposed gradual increase in New York’s minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour would increase wages by an average of 23 percent for nearly 3.2 million workers by mid- 2021 and will not have a negative effect on overall employment, says a comprehensive new study released today by UC Berkeley. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking legislative support to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by Dec. 31, 2018, in New York City, and by July 1, 2021, in the rest of the state. Californians may vote on a similar proposal in November. “The ... Read more

Fight for $15 National Day of Action – Nov. 10

Coleman A. Young Building November 10, 2015 4:00 p.m. 2 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI On November 10, join underpaid working people throughout the country as we stand together for work that pays enough for us to sustain our families. We’ll call on corporate CEOs to raise pay and respect our right to form unions without retaliation. And we’ll call on our elected representatives to stop letting the wealthy and powerful write the rules in their favor. Together, we can work to end racism and oppression, create a path to citizenship for immigrants, and fight for wages that strengthen our communities.