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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Scott Johnson is an Oakland-based writer and activist who has been involved in the Justice 4 Alan Blueford campaign and Occupy Oakland. He can be reached at email@example.com.