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.
Shamus Cooke is a social service worker, trade unionist and writer for Workers Action (www.workerscompass.org). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.