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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Julie M. Rodriguez is an American expat working as a copywriter in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She's passionate about politics, social justice, green living, education, and the arts.