The Wall St. Journal is now advocating for international working class solidarity and for socialism. We can clearly say this, based on their lead editorial in today’s paper, in which they discuss […]
Jabari – “A $15 hour minimum wage by 2020”
We caught up with Jabari while he was by Lake Merritt, gathering signatures for a minimum wage ballot initiative for a $15 hour minimum wage by 2020. He agreed that by then, rents […]
15 Now Tacoma Can Win; Sawant Refuses Support
Tacoma 15 Now is the only branch of “15 Now” nationally that is really trying to win a $15/hr. minimum wage now, as opposed to in 5 or 7 years from now. […]
Campaigning for 15 Now Tacoma
Over this last weekend, I was up in Tacoma helping 15 Now Tacoma campaign for their initiative. Among other things, Initiative One not only really calls for an immediate $15/hour minimum wage (as […]
15 Now or 15 Sometime in the Future?
By putting a measure on the ballot (Initiative One) that is really for a $15/hour minimum wage now for almost all workers in Tacoma, 15 Now Tacoma has created a bit of a […]
15 Now Tacoma Deserves Support!
15 Now Tacoma has qualified for the ballot. Unique among all the 15 Now campaigns, in Tacoma they really mean now, n-o-w, as in: As soon as it is passed by the […]
“Holding the Mayor Hostage”: 15 Now Tacoma
15 Now Tacoma has proven a central point: That the best way to win reforms is not by allowing the compromisers-to-big-business — that is, the union leadership — to set the agenda […]
“If the working class is the class that works, what do the other classes do?”
15 Now Tacoma is making waves. Just last week, the Tacoma Business Examiner – organ of the Tacoma Chamber of Commerce – reported on a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce in that […]
Do higher wages lead to higher prices?
One of the arguments of the bosses and their representatives is that an increase in the minimum wage will cause prices to increase – that we’ll be paying $15 for a MacDonald’s […]
What is happening to our cities?
Here (http://darkarethedays.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/capitals-image-of-seattle/) is an excellent study of how Seattle has changed, how it has become gentrified. In describing Seattle, the writer (Jordan Martinez, a member of Socialist Alternative in that city) is also […]