Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts connected all the dots to point to the both all-encompassing and systemic nature of the issues facing American workers at the National Forum on Wages and Working People.
Balentine is one of two Black workers who filed racial discrimination charges against Walmart this week, alleging that the company’s background check policies had a disparate impact on African Americans in the Elwood facility.
The Fight for $15 was never just about raising wages, it was also about building public anger at a system where corporations make billions while workers are paid poverty wages. It is a return to labor's roots, the refusal to accept exploitation.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel created a new unit in her office to investigate payroll and wage theft, following other dedicated enforcement units related to wrongful convictions and hate crimes since taking office in January.