The act would incrementally raise the minimum wage that large employers are required to pay employees to avoid fees.
If progressives work together, mobilize and keep the faith in the face of cynicism and weary resignation, our "metanarrative" could have a different - and happy - ending.
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Dick Meister is a San Francisco-based freelance columnist who has covered labor ad politics for more than a half-century. Contact him through his web site, dickmeister.com.