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  • Why do Jews support a $15 minimum wage?

    By Dennis Prager

    April 27, 2016 | 8:51 am

    The majority of Jews support increasing the minimum wage to $15. If asked why, they respond that a person cannot support a family on the current minimum wage, that it is matter of social justice and the Jewish obligation of tikkun olam (repairing the world).

    I have no doubt that...

  • Fighting for Paid Sick Days in LA City Hall

    June 11, 2015 | 4:15 pm

    I have lived in Los Angeles for 19 years, but yesterday was my first time ever at LA City Hall. I went to represent NCJW/LA in a joining of the Paid Sick Leave delegation, part of the Raise the Wage Coalition. I was amongst lawyers, workers, organization members, advocates and...

  • Is our Labor System Broken? A Jewish Call for Minimum Wage Increases!

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    June 11, 2012 | 6:31 am

    Lessening the gap between the rich and the poor is one of the most crucial moral issues to address in America today. Much of the problem has to do with fair wages. Some progress has been made. At the beginning of 2012, eight states raised their minimum wage, yet the federal wage...