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Fight for 15


Nina Turner Hopes to Bring Radical Change to Ohio

The "daughter of Cleveland" and former Bernie Sanders surrogate is running for Congress on a platform that includes a $15 minimum wage, recurring stimulus checks and free public college. 

Nuala Bishari ·



Minimum Wage Would Be $44 Today If It Had Increased at Same Rate as Wall St. Bonuses: Analysis

"Since 1985, the average Wall Street bonus has increased 1,217%, from $13,970 to $184,000 in 2020."

Jake Johnson ·


In Thumbs-Down to Sinema, Survey Finds Majority of Arizona Voters Favor $15 Minimum Wage

"The verdict is clear—in Arizona, voting to raise the minimum wage is the smartest political move."

Brett Wilkins ·


'I Need Her Alongside Me in Congress': Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Nina Turner

New York Democrat says Turner "has spent her entire career advocating for the working people of Northeast Ohio."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Poverty Is Killing Us': Progressive Caucus Uses White House Meeting to Push Biden on $15 Wage

"The fight for at least $15 is a matter of life and death in St. Louis," said Rep. Cori Bush.

Jake Johnson ·


$15 Minimum Wage Would Lift Millions Out of Poverty, Says... Wall Street Giant Morgan Stanley

"The social benefits to lifting real wages of lower-income earners and millions out of poverty are substantial."

Jake Johnson ·


'Stop Talking About Dr. Seuss,' Tim Ryan Implores GOP, 'And Start Working With Us on Behalf of the American Workers'

His comments came ahead of a House vote on the PRO Act, which aims to protect the rights of workers to unionize and collectively bargain for better pay, benefits, and working conditions.

Jessica Corbett ·


'Shameful': Millionaire Senators Vote Against Popular Minimum Wage Raise That Would Lift Millions Out of Poverty

"It is despicable and unacceptable that there is not unanimous support among Democrats in Congress for a $15 minimum wage," said Rep. Jamaal Bowman.

Kenny Stancil ·


House Progressives Urged to 'Wield Their Power' to Fight Senate Sabotage of Covid-19 Relief Bill

"Democrats as a whole will pay the electoral price if they fail. The costs will not be simply borne by a few moderates who buck the Democrats' popular agenda items."

Jake Johnson ·

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