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Black Friday Walmart Protests: Why the World's Largest Employer's Wages Matter

Activists and organizations that support Walmart employees are planning their biggest protests yet during Thanksgiving and Black Friday this year, signalling a growing discontent with high-profit companies paying near poverty-level wages to employees.

2014 May Be the Year to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage

Facing a shifting economy, rising inflation, national protests and strikes, many in Washington appear ready and willing to raise the minimum wage.

Why the Fast Food Workers 100+ City Strikes Matter to Everyone

On Thursday, December 5, fast food workers will strike in 100 cities across the United States, demanding living wages of $15 an hour.

National Day of Action to Raise the Minimum Wage Follows DC Council's Passage of Living Wage Law

July 24, 2013 has been declared a National Day of Action to Raise the Minimum Wage by a broad coalition of organizations including the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.  July 24th was chosen because it marks the date when the federal minimum wage was last raised four years ago — to a "measly $7.25 per hour"  — which will buy you much less than the minimum wage did in 1968