The Right Side of History

November 7, 2013

A new day is arriving in America. After decades of being pushed around, America's workers are standing up. After Tuesday's ballot initiatives in New Jersey (and estimated soon in the Seattle suburb of SeaTac), voters sounded loud and clear, “We are fed up and we won’t take it anymore.” In New Jersey, voters raised the state’s minimum wage by $1 effective Jan. 1. After an earlier victory in the California Legislature to raise the state minimum wage to $10 an hour, this is the second major state to push back against the stagnant wage growth hurting America's families.

Previous Article
AFT Member First Latina on Detroit City Council
AFT Member First Latina on Detroit City Council

AFT member Raquel Castañeda-López became the first Latina woman to...

Next Article
New Jersey Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Minimum Wage Hike
New Jersey Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Minimum Wage Hike

Despite $1 million in pro-business propaganda spent to defeat it, a measure to raise...