As workers and labor turn to local law-making to achieve gains, their role in a debate over how to ethically and consciously devolve some power to localities seems inevitable.
Minimum wage is a poverty wage. Let's make 2015 the year for $15 an hour - and really have something to celebrate next New Year.
Joel Handley is a contributor to the Occupied Chicago Tribune, a paper that reports on the Occupy movement. Check out his coverage at occupiedchicagotribune.org.