minimum wage

Universal Basic Income and Minimum Wages: Progressive or Regressive?

Universal Basic Income and Minimum Wages: Progressive or Regressive?

April 30, 2018

Finland recently decided to end its Universal Basic Income (UBI) experiment, but the debate about whether UBI is progressive or regressive rages on. We speak to Economist Katherine A. Moos of the Political Economic Research Institute, UMass.

Baltimore Legislators Call for a Statewide $15 Minimum Wage

February 5, 2018

The year after Mayor Catherine Pugh vetoed a $15 minimum wage for Baltimore, she joins members of the Baltimore City Council to call on the state to pass similar legislation

Health Care

July 22, 2017
At the Mobilize 88 conference in Deer Creek Ohio, state progressives gathered to plot strategy and share ideas for how to organize successful campaigns based on progressive ideals

Seattle Answers Trump’s War on Workers by Taxing the Rich

July 12, 2017

The measure faces an imminent legal challenge, but co-sponsor Kshama Sawant says the Tax the Rich movement will persevere

The War on Wages and the Fight for $15

June 30, 2017
Economic Policy Institute’s Ben Zippered and small business owner Andrew Buerger discuss the overwhelming data that shows minimum wage increases don’t hurt employment, and why uplifting workers also has broader benefits

The People's Summit 2017

June 20, 2017
San Francisco city representative Jane Kim tells Paul Jay that she helped lead successful ballot initiatives that won a higher minimum wage, free college for all, and a much higher affordable housing component in new developments; much of this fight has been against corporate Democrats

Mayor’s $15 Veto has Unions Rethinking their Support of Democrats

April 4, 2017

Union leaders say Catherine Pugh’s veto of a $15 minimum wage bill has them considering supporting independent or third party candidates in future elections

UPDATED: With Veto Override in Jeopardy, Advocates Say Action Needed to Save $15 Wage Effort

March 31, 2017

Advocates say now only mass grassroots efforts can save Baltimore’s $15 wage bill that would lift wages of 100,000 workers

Baltimore Mayor’s Veto of $15/Hr Bill Shows Corporate Wing of Democrats Alive and Well

March 26, 2017

Labor reporter Mike Elk discusses the potential backlash faced by Maryland Democrats as well as the significance of the Mississippi Nissan workers struggle – Part 1/5

Baltimore City Council Passes Historic $15 Minimum Wage

March 21, 2017

After the measure was passed 11-3 – one vote shy of a veto proof majority – Councilman Brandon Scott confirmed with The Real News that he will be able to cast the vote necessary to override a possible mayoral veto