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.
Helen Redmond is an independent journalist. She writes opinion for Al Jazeera English and writes about health care and the war on drugs for Socialistworker.org and the International Socialist Review.