Fight for $15 “Took Over the Democratic Party”

Under the headline “How a $15 Minimum Wage Took Over the Democratic Party,” Bryce Covert wrote at ThinkProgress on how the Fight for $15 has transformed the politics around wages in the U.S., moving the country from a point in 2012 where raising the minimum wage was nowhere on the agenda, to a debate in 2016 over nearly doubling the wage floor to $15 an hour.

It’s the Fight for 15 launched by fast food workers which has changed this whole environment. They created a mass movement for raising wages, and it has also raised the bar with this strong demand for $15 minimum,” explained Paul Sonn of the National Employment Law Project, pointing to the fact that proposals to raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour now draw support from party leaders including U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic National Committee.

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