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In 270 cities and towns, tens of thousands of low-wage workers joined the Fight for $15 November 10 day of action, taking to the streets in the movementís largest nationwide demonstration to build worker power yet. One year out from the 2016 elections, the protests also looked to turn that power toward electoral contests, calling on candidates for public office to join the fight for higher wages.

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Minimum Wage Ballot Measures Advancing in California and Nevada

Statewide voter initiatives to raise the minimum wage in both California and Nevada advanced last week toward 2016 ballot status.

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Governors Embrace Push for Higher State Minimum Wages

Across the country last week several governors used their State of the State addresses to lay out plans for significant, phased-in increases in their statesí minimum wages.

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Arizona Governor Threatens Financial Retribution Against Cities That Raise Minimum Wage

In the middle of his State of the State address this week, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) went off on a doozy of a rant, threatening to cut of legally required state revenue sharing to cities or counties that enact higher local minimum wage rates.

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New Year Brings New Resolve to Push for $15 Minimum Wage in New York

The Fight for $15 movement in New York began ringing in the New Year this week with a major escalation of the campaign to make New York the first state in the nation to enact a $15 minimum wage.

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14 Cities & States Approved $15 Minimum Wage in 2015

More than one million low-wage workers are expected to benefit; over one dozen legislative or ballot proposals expected to move in 2016

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State Board Upholds New York $15 Fast Food Minimum Wage Plan

A New York State oversight board has rejected a challenge to a wage order issued by the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo establishing a phased-in plan for a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers.

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