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Tim Heffernan and Bill Hopwood, Socialist Alternative (CWI Canada) Tim Hortons is a national chain of over 4,000 coffee and doughnuts shops across Canada. Founded by a famous hockey player, it has become a Canadian...

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The realities of Seattle’s $15/hr minimum wage are troublesome for conservative Chicken Littles who warned that it would collapse Seattle’s economy. Propelled by workers and led by 15 Now and Socialist Alternative, the $15 movement...

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Minneapolis is getting a raise, and becoming the first Midwestern city to enact a $15 an hour minimum wage. The proposal will benefit 71,000 workers, overwhelmingly women and workers of color. Winning $15 in Minneapolis...

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Minneapolis is poised to be the first midwestern city to pass a $15 an hour minimum wage. Following a three year campaign initiated by Socialist Alternative and 15 Now, and embraced by the wider labor and...

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Socialist Alternative and 15 Now Minnesota have been fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage in Minneapolis for over two years. Over that time, $15 an hour went from a far-out proposal from cities...

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This summer, Minneapolis emerged as the national flashpoint in the fight for $15. Big business and the political establishment faced off against a broad, energetic, multiracial coalition. While the campaign to put $15 on the...

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When Occupy burst on the scene five years ago, it began a wave of social struggle – including the fight for $15 and resistance to climate destruction, systemic racism, and sexism. Socialist Alternative has been...

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September 12 was a national day of action for 15. Below is the report from Minneapolis followed by the leaflet that Socialist Alternative passed out nationwide. You can download the pdf here. On September 12,...

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Today was one of the most powerful experiences I’ve had in the over 30 years I’ve spent as a worker and an activist fighting for social justice. Several hundred workers and supporters marched on City...

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This piece originally appeared on The Nation website on April 18.  It was inspiring to see the call for a $15 minimum wage take center stage at last week’s presidential debate in New York. And...

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