fight for 15
March 23, 2022 -
Arkansas and Florida are the only Southern states that still allow citizens to place questions on the ballot, but Republican lawmakers there want to erect new barriers to this form of direct democracy.
June 17, 2020 -
As he died at the hands of Minneapolis police, Floyd called out for his mother — rending the hearts of Black mothers nationwide and spurring many to take part in street protests. Some of those same Black mothers will also be taking part in the Poor People's Campaign's virtual mass rally on June 20, and they are drawing connections between police violence and policy violence.
December 18, 2019 -
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' appointments have transformed the Florida Supreme Court, which will soon review nine constitutional amendments — including a $15 minimum wage — that were proposed by citizens.
May 3, 2019 -
After voters approved a constitutional amendment restoring the franchise to people with felony convictions, Florida lawmakers are trying to make it harder for citizens to put amendments on the ballot. Legislators in Arkansas, the only other Southern state that allows citizen-initiated amendments, did likewise after voters passed a minimum-wage hike.
October 13, 2015 -
A new report finds that the national living wage for a single adult is $16.87 an hour — and far higher in many states, including Florida, Georgia and Virginia.
August 31, 2015 -
Longshore Local 1422 is spearheading "Days of Grace" Sept. 5 and 6, with a march in downtown Charleston, South Carolina and a strategy conference. Themes include policing, wages, union rights, voting rights and Medicaid.
June 12, 2015 -
An employee at a Sonic Drive-In in North Carolina, Anna Swauger traveled to Detroit last week for the second annual Fast Food Worker Convention. She writes about her experience — and why she believes the movement she helps lead will win.