(I love these actions that show so directly the intersection of class, color, gender, and solidarity. On many issues, like school closings ahead of privatizations and teacher firings, poverty, and environmental degradation from resource extraction, the Rabble are all in it together.)
Women and the Minimum Wage, State by State, May 19, 2015
The minimum wage is falling short for millions of Americans — especially for women, who represent about two-thirds of minimum wage workers across the country, and at least half of minimum wage workers in every state. Today, the federal minimum wage is just $7.25 per hour, and full-time earnings of $14,500 a year leave a family of three thousands of dollars below the federal poverty line. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia currently have minimum wages above the federal level, but in every state, the minimum wage leaves a full-time worker with two children near or below the poverty level.
Click on a state below to see its statewide minimum wage and tipped minimum wage, plus the share of minimum wage workers who are women. (the rest is here.)
The fight for $15: Why thousands of fast food workers are protesting (via Mashable.com)
How robots will even affect the jobs of people we thought were immune (WaPo) ;-)