Minimum Wage

Faculty Join Fast Food in the Fight for $15

Justin Miller
The American Prospect
Like the other low-wage workers that protested yesterday, the ultimate goal of the burgeoning adjunct faculty movement is fair pay and decent working conditions. What yesterday’s demonstrations showed was that this could be a substantial and sustainable struggle that is primed to create waves throughout the labor market. And unifying all low-wage workers—from fast food to faculty—will be an important part of that.

Americans are Spending $153 Billion a Year to Subsidize McDonald's and Wal-Mart's Low Wage Workers; Is $15 an Hour a Realistic Goal for Fast-Food Workers?

Ken Jacobs; Eric Morath
How the minimum wage hurts us all. Is $15 an Hour a Realistic Goal for Fast-Food Workers? -- Even the Wall Stree Journal says YES -- If all workers earned at least $15 an hour, there would be a ripple effect through hundreds of occupations.

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