Jun 30,2014 - Thats the story of the summer so far for the American economy and the hard-working women and men staking their claim to join the next American middle class.
The most recent example is the victory in Seattle, where the mayor signed a bill that will boost the minimum wage in the Emerald City to $15. Its a tremendous victory for workers there, but it also sends a message to workers everywhere who have the guts to demand change: You are stronger together. Your community will stand with you. Union members, like those in SEIU, will stand with you. And you will win.
Nothing about what happened in Seattle or in nearby SeaTac, Washington, a few months earlier is surprising. The economy hasn't been working for most people for years. There just arent enough good jobs you can raise a family on anymore. How long could corporate bosses turn up the heat on American families before things started to boil over?
National media are taking notice. "[T]heir victory serves as a powerful example to lawmakers elsewhere: 'Seattle did it...