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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Carey Shenkman is a First Amendment and human rights lawyer. He works in New York City with Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights.