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March 7, 2022, 10:30 AM

Punching In: No Retreat, No Surrender in $15 Per Hour Wage War

Rebecca Rainey
Rebecca Rainey
Senior Reporter
Ian Kullgren
Ian Kullgren

Monday morning musings for workplace watchers

Dead Set On $15 | OT Work Begins

Ian Kullgren: The labor movement won’t compromise on a minimum wage less than $15, largely because rampant inflation has made that number less significant than it used to be, AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler said in an interview with Bloomberg Law.

“Fifteen dollars, when we were fighting many years ago, sounded high,” Shuler said. “But today it’s continuing to lose value if we don’t index it to inflation, so we think that’s the baseline.

Consider: A decade ago, with the first Fight for $15 walkout in ...

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