Monday, July 11, 2016

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Back in in November of 2012, fast food workers across the country began protesting for a $15/hour minimum wage, and by June of 2014 Seattle had adopted one.  But how was this historic victory achieved and what does the fight for $15 mean for the future of the country?  In his new book The Fight For $15: The Right Wage for a Working America David Rolf, an International Vice President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the president of SEIU 775 (which waged the successful Seattle campaign) combines history, economics, and commonsense political wisdom to make a deeply informed case for a national $15/hour minimum wage, arguing that it is the only practical solution to reversing America’s decades-long slide toward becoming a low-wage nation.  David joins me on the show today to talk all about the book and the need for a national $15/hour minimum wage.

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