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Today’s News & Commentary

Today’s News & Commentary

The Fight for $15 movement has raised wages by $68 billion for 22 million low-wage workers, according to a new study published by the National Employment Law Project (NELP). In a remarkable sign of the campaign’s effectiveness, NELP found that the $68 billion of...

Weekend News & Commentary

Weekend News & Commentary

The nation’s minimum wages are lower than the wages the nation’s voters would prefer, according to a Pew Research Center survey. While many workers across the nation have been celebrating recent victories for higher minimum wages, the average state resident prefers...

Today’s News & Commentary

Today’s News & Commentary

In the footsteps of their public school counterparts, Chicago’s charter-school teachers may be the first ever to strike.  On Tuesday, teachers at 15 charter schools voted overwhelmingly (98%) to authorize a strike; this coming Friday, teachers at another 4 schools...