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

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

Label
The fight for fifteen : the right wage for a working America
Title
The fight for fifteen
Title remainder
the right wage for a working America
Statement of responsibility
David Rolf, assisted by Corrie Watterson Bryant
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rolf, David
Dewey number
331.2/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4918
LC item number
.R65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minimum wage
  • Working class
  • Labor
  • Labor unions
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • LAW
  • Labor
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Labor unions
  • Minimum wage
  • Working class
  • United States
  • Mindestlohn
  • Gewerkschaft
  • Wohlstand
  • USA
  • Minimum wage
  • Working class
  • Labor
  • Labor unions
  • Labor laws and legislation
Label
The fight for fifteen : the right wage for a working America, David Rolf, assisted by Corrie Watterson Bryant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- America at 200: the American Dream versus the War on the Middle Class -- The new work: fissured, flexible, insecure -- It doesn't have to be this way: resistance, unrest, and innovation -- The little city that could: winning a $15 wage in SeaTac -- Fifteen for Seattle -- An American wage for a stronger America: the case for $15 -- But won't the sky fall? -- Toward a different future: $15 and beyond -- Afterword: Something's happening
Control code
ocn907190711
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xx, 328 pages
Isbn
9781620971147
Lccn
2016005117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025986981
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o907190711
  • (OCoLC)907190711
Label
The fight for fifteen : the right wage for a working America, David Rolf, assisted by Corrie Watterson Bryant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- America at 200: the American Dream versus the War on the Middle Class -- The new work: fissured, flexible, insecure -- It doesn't have to be this way: resistance, unrest, and innovation -- The little city that could: winning a $15 wage in SeaTac -- Fifteen for Seattle -- An American wage for a stronger America: the case for $15 -- But won't the sky fall? -- Toward a different future: $15 and beyond -- Afterword: Something's happening
Control code
ocn907190711
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xx, 328 pages
Isbn
9781620971147
Lccn
2016005117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025986981
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o907190711
  • (OCoLC)907190711

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