A few labor things

  • The one-day strikes at fast food and other retailers are wonderful and make me optimistic about the world; in DC, they’ve already (by a stroke of luck) resulted in a union for some workers and have been (along with the Walmart protests) a major part of the recent minimum-wage increase there.
  • The push by college football players to form a union is amazing.
  • Locally, there will be a minimum wage increase in Minnesota this year.  The only question is where it falls between the House’s proposed $9.50 and the (absurdly low) Senate proposal of $7.75.  I suggest local residents spend some quality time on the phone with your state senators pointing out how worthless a raise to $7.75 would be.
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