Low-wage workers throughout the world caught the attention of employers and policy-makers when they took to the streets April 15 to protest and call for a higher minimum wage, writes Professor of History Annelise Orleck in an opinion piece on Moyers & Company.
“At a time when multi-national corporations are 50 of the world’s largest 100 economies, this movement has had to be both intensely local and expansively global. Less than three years ago, the grassroots campaign for a living wage began in scattered Thanksgiving protests by New York City fast food workers and Los Angeles Wal-Mart associates. This year’s protests are the largest and most global labor actions ever mounted,” she writes.
Read the full opinion piece, published 4/20/15 by Moyers & Company.