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Across the country 15 Now is mobilizing for a week of strikes and actions by low wage workers, starting with Black Friday actions targeting Walmart, and culminating on December 4th with fast food strikes and...

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by Ty Moore, 15 Now National Coordinator New chapters of 15 Now, the movement we initiated in Seattle last January, have formed in over 20 cities nationwide. Alongside the fast-food strikes and other fight for...

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Karen Lewis for Mayor of Chicago? Discussion about campaigns of the 99% against the corporate domination of both parties has picked up in recent weeks. This is a welcome development for socialists, community activists, union...

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In a closed door session July 7th, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Minimum Wage Working Group voted 13-3 in support of a proposal to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $13/hour, phased in over the next four...

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This spring, working people in Seattle won a colossal victory in establishing a $15 an hour minimum wage. Within days, an offensive struggle took off throughout the country to win back a chunk of the...

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Learning from the victory in Seattle On the heels of workers’ winning a historic victory for a $15/hour minimum wage in Seattle, twenty-one Chicago aldermen co-sponsored legislation for $15 in the third largest city in...

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Reposted from 15now.org On May 15, fast food workers will go on strike in 150 different cities across the world, creating the largest demonstration by fast food workers in history. Join us and the brave...

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On May 1, workers in many countries and unions organize large demonstrations and celebrations for International Workers Day. May 1 commemorates the struggle for the eight-hour day in 1886....

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Reposted from www.15now.org Twenty-one cities across the country fought for a $15/hour minimum wage this week, culminating  in an enormous day of action on March 15. A march and rally brought out 750 supporters in...

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A report by the Chicago Urban League has shed a new light on the failures of capitalism to provide for working people of color. The unemployment rate of black male teenagers is at an astounding...

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