The measures passed thanks in part to strong local organizing efforts, but it was a mixed outcome for tipped restaurant workers.
New anti-choice laws in Texas and other states around the country could push more women and their families deeper into poverty.
Advocates are linking paid sick days for restaurant workers to a broader fight to raise the minimum wage in Washington, D.C.
An international convention on domestic workers’ rights is going into effect, just as labor organizing is picking up steam in the United States and abroad.
Restaurant workers, half of whom are women, are among the lowest earning workers in the United States. But one Michigan company, Zingerman’s, is moving toward a “thriveable wage” for its restaurant workers.