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There may be one reason for local progressives to support Walsh for the U.S. secretary of labor: He’ll leave town.
The chef and restaurant owner is running for State Assembly in part to fight for a $15 minimum wage and other pro-worker reforms from within the halls of government.
Dawn R. Wolfe
Through a loophole in the 13th Amendment, governments and corporations profit from cheap, incarcerated labor.
Michele Bratcher Goodwin
The Doe Fund says it pays homeless and formerly incarcerated people New York City’s minimum wage of $15 per hour. But the nonprofit charges weekly fees that can drive their wages below the federal minimum of $7.25.
No Evil Foods created products like El Zapatista and Comrade Cluck, but workers say its conduct doesn’t live up to its leftist branding.
Neither the coronavirus nor anything else is a ‘great equalizer’ because we aren’t, actually, all in this together.
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò
They make roughly half the average national income, and they’re at risk of COVID-19 exposure as they continue to work to ensure shelves are restocked and communities fed.
With journalist Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
Adam H. Johnson