Lecturer Ann Robertson Explores Labor Rights, Minimum Wage

Tuesday, January 06, 2015
GLOBAL RESEARCH -- Philosophy Lecturer Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer write an opinion piece on labor rights and the minimum wage in America. “The fight for $15, a movement that started two years ago with a walkout of fast food workers in New York, has been gaining momentum ever since. In early December 2014, workers staged one-day strikes in over 150 cities, creating what The New York Times called ‘the largest labor protests in the nation in years.’ “Additionally significant is the fact that the movement has been reviving the principle of solidarity — a principle so often forgotten in the current labor movement — with home care aides and convenience store workers joining the protests. These workers fully grasp the principle that if they step up and help other workers in struggle, they will get support when they themselves are in need.”