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The fight for fifteen : the right wage for a working America / David Rolf, assisted by Corrie Watterson Bryant.

Rolf, David, 1969- author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville BUS 331.23 ROL (Text) 37323005259240 BUSINESS Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 331.2309 ROL (Text) 78551000526976 Non-Fiction Reshelving -
Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield 331.23 Rolf (Text) 78292000354232 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781620971130 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xx, 328 pages : charts ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : The New Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "The fight for a higher minimum wage has become the biggest national labor story in decades. Beginning in November 2012, strikes by fast food workers spread across the country, landing in Seattle in May 2013. Within a year, Seattle had adopted a $15 minimum wage--the highest in the United States--without a bloody political battle. Combining history, economics, and commonsense political wisdom, The Fight for Fifteen makes a deeply informed case for a national $15/hour minimum wage as the only practical solution to reversing America's decades-long slide toward becoming a low-wage nation. Drawing both on new scholarship and on his extensive practical experiences organizing workers and grappling with inequality across the United States, David Rolf, president of SEIU 775--which waged the successful Seattle campaign--offers an accessible explanation of "middle out" economics, an emerging popular economic theory that suggests that the origins of prosperity in capitalist economies lie with workers and consumers, not investors and employers. A blueprint for a different and hopeful American future, The Fight for Fifteen offers concrete tools, ideas, and inspiration for anyone interested in real change in our lifetimes"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Minimum wage > United States.
Working class > United States.
Labor > United States.
Labor unions > United States.
Labor laws and legislation > United States.

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