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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Michael Levitin is an editor at the Occupied Wall Street Journal and Occupy.com. His freelance work has appeared in Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times and other publications.