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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Eisa Nefertari Ulen is author of the novel Crystelle Mourning, a narrative that examines the effects of street violence on a young Black woman. Follow Ulen at EisaUlen.com and on Twitter @EisaUlen.