Kim Kelly

freelance writer and author of “Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor”

Author of “Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor”

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The state’s mandatory $20/hour minimum wage for fast food workers goes into effect on April 1, but some say that amount isn’t enough. Higher menu costs and layoffs might come.

CA fast food workers get pay boost, brace for possible layoffs

The state’s mandatory $20/hour minimum wage for fast food workers goes into effect on April 1, but some say that amount isn’t enough. Higher menu costs and layoffs might come.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Panelists discuss Sweden and Russia’s bids to join NATO, the push to unionize, and what modern centrism looks like.

Biden calls Putin’s war ‘genocide.’ Will this build more tension?

Panelists discuss Sweden and Russia’s bids to join NATO, the push to unionize, and what modern centrism looks like.

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