The federal minimum wage has been stuck at the poverty level of $7.25 per hour since 2009. In this week’s Working-Class Perspective, Wade Rathke argues that workers cannot wait for a new Congress or a new President to raise the wage – and history shows us how to do it. The federal minimum wage has been […]
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When GM announced in November that it planned to close five plants in the United States and Canada, many were quick to point the finger at those who will suffer the consequences: the workers. Why hadn’t they planned better? Gone to college? Moved to a different city? Voted differently? Made even more concessions with their […]
Across the globe, 2018 was a year marked by worker strikes and protests. This week in Working-Class Perspectives, Sarah Attfield reminds us that there is still power in collective action. May 2019 bring us even greater global solidarity! 2018 has seen many working-class people around the world standing up for their rights and pushing back against […]