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At First-Ever Fight for $15 Convention, Workers Adopt ‘Richmond Resolution,’ Vow to Champion $15, Union Rights Through 2016 Election Season and Beyond


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At First-Ever Fight for $15 Convention, Workers Adopt ‘Richmond Resolution,’ Vow to Champion $15, Union Rights Through 2016 Election Season and Beyond

Fight for $15

Richmond, Va. - Thousands of underpaid Americans from around the country and across the economy took to the streets of Richmond Saturday, bringing to an emphatic conclusion a two-day convention at which working families fighting for $15 and union rights promised to hold elected officials accountable on Election Day and every day thereafter to build an economy that works for everyone.

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A far more urgent issue that continues to be ignored: We have a poverty crisis. Not everyone is able to work (health, etc.) and there aren't jobs for all. The US shipped out a huge number of jobs since the 1980s, ended actual welfare in the 1990s. The number of Americans in poverty has soared to heights not seen in well over half a century. The last I heard, there are 7 jobs for every 10 jobless people who still have the means to pursue one (home address, phone, etc.). What should we do about those who are left out, with no means of providing for themselves?