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The Fight For Fifteen

Author : David Rolf
ISBN : 9781620971147
Genre : Political Science
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The fight for a higher minimum wage has become the biggest national labor story in decades. Beginning in November 2012, strikes by fast food workers spread across the country, landing in Seattle in May 2013. Within a year, Seattle had adopted a $15 minimum wage—the highest in the United States—without a bloody political battle. Combining history, economics, and commonsense political wisdom, The Fight for Fifteen makes a deeply informed case for a national $15/hour minimum wage as the only practical solution to reversing America’s decades-long slide toward becoming a low-wage nation. Drawing both on new scholarship and on his extensive practical experiences organizing workers and grappling with inequality across the United States, David Rolf, president of SEIU 775—which waged the successful Seattle campaign—offers an accessible explanation of “middle out” economics, an emerging popular economic theory that suggests that the origins of prosperity in capitalist economies lie with workers and consumers, not investors and employers. A blueprint for a different and hopeful American future, The Fight for Fifteen offers concrete tools, ideas, and inspiration for anyone interested in real change in our lifetimes.
Category: Political Science

The Heart Of The Fight

Author : Judith Wright
ISBN : 9781626252592
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Every couple fights—it’s how you fight that can determine the success of your relationship. This book teaches you to look beyond what you and your partner fight about, and discover the core issues that undermine your relationship. In the midst of a disagreement, many couples ask themselves, “What are we really fighting about?” Sound familiar? As it turns out, breakups and divorce don’t happen because couples fight, they happen because of how couples fight. In this much-needed book, Judith and Bob Wright—two married counselors and coaches with over thirty years of experience helping couples learn how to fight well—present their tried-and-true methods for exploring the emotions that underlie many relationship fights. In this unique guide, you’ll learn how to use disagreements as an opportunity to deepen your understanding of your partner, bring more intimacy to the relationship, strengthen your bond, and really learn from the conflicts and tensions that occur between you. You’ll also learn how to navigate the fifteen most common fights couples have, including “the blame game,” “dueling over dollars,” “If you really loved me, you’d…,” “told-you-so’s,” and more. If you’re ready to start fighting for your love, rather than against it, this book will show you how.
Category: Family & Relationships

Beyond 15

Author : Jonathan Rosenblum
ISBN : 9780807098097
Genre : Business & Economics
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The inside story of the first successful $15 minimum wage campaign that renewed a national labor movement With captivating narrative and insightful commentary, labor organizer Jonathan Rosenblum reveals the inside story of the first successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, which renewed a national labor movement through bold strategy and broad inclusiveness. Just outside Seattle, an unlikely alliance of Sea-Tac Airport workers, union and community activists, and clergy staged face-to-face confrontations with corporate leaders to unite a diverse, largely immigrant workforce in a struggle over power between airport workers and business and political elites. Digging deep into the root causes of poverty wages, Rosenblum gives a blunt assessment of the daunting problems facing unions today. Beyond $15 provides an inspirational blueprint for a powerful, all-inclusive labor movement and is a call for workers to reclaim their power in the new economy.
Category: Business & Economics

Life Experiences Of A Fifteen Year Old Boyhood Soldier

Author : Thomas D. O'Dell
ISBN : 9781469103761
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It is hard to remember all the experiences I faced during the war years. After fifty-some years, I have now sat back and taken the time to recall my lost memories of the Korean War. It all started in counseling with my VA counterparts. When retelling my experiences to these men who had lived through the same types of tribulations as I had, who now were suffering from shell shock and post-traumatic stress disorder, I found it surprising when they related to me that I was an inspiration. They were impressed I had been promoted to sergeant while still a boy of fifteen. I guess I hadnt realized the magnitude of my accomplishments until a group of my peers, my equals, pointed out to me how amazing my life really was. So now Id like to share my memories of the war through the eyes of a child. In compiling this story I was brought back to my early years when life was both hard and joyful. So if you have the time, I have the story of a fifteen-year-old soldier boy to spin for you.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Spirit Man

Author : Sean K. Murphy
ISBN : 9781450004190
Genre : Fiction
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Is it possible to un-do the past? Is there still time to right the wrongs from years ago? Johnny Sullivan seems to have it all. Still in his 30s, hes cashed in his high-powered career and hit the road for a new life in California. But deep inside, Johnny carries with him the tragic death of his high school sweetheart years before. In an Arizona diner, a chance encounter with a mysterious Native American sends Johnny on a journey back in time to rewrite history. Will his second chance forever change the destiny of those he loves? Find the startling answers in The Spirit Man, a timeless story of love and redemption, a journey of the heart.
Category: Fiction

The Fight For Golden Dawn

Author : Jessie Terwilliger
ISBN : 9781435718395
Genre : Fiction
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The story of Danica Kade, a two year old who gets taken from her less than attentive parents by Child Protective Services and placed in her aunt Brooke's care. Brooke tries hard to keep the peace by doing things the way that Danica's mother wants them done, until she uncovers a dark secret that changes Brooke's outlook on everything. Danica's father, who will stop at nothing to get her back, has violent and all around strange behavior that puts Brooke's own family in danger. Meanwhile, the corrupt social worker from Child Protective Services cooks up a plan to insure that Danica become a part of the system forever.For a more complete description and to preview the first five chapters, please visit
Category: Fiction

Their Fifteen Minutes

Author : Mark W. Falzini
ISBN : 9780595522538
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1927, young airmail pilot Charles A. Lindbergh wowed the world by being the first to fly nonstop from New York to Paris. His daring accomplishment won him not only the $25,000 prize, but worldwide recognition. It also cost him his privacy that lasted a lifetime. In 1932, the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was kidnapped and later found dead-a crime that shocked America and the world. Bruno Hauptmann was tried, convicted, and executed for his role in the little boy's death. Their Fifteen Minutes is a unique collection of biographical essays filling in the blanks and providing background regarding the key figures involved in the case, such as: Henry "Red" Johnson, the first "prime suspect" Hans Kloppenburg, Hauptmann's best friend Jafsie, also known as Dr. John F. Condon, who served as the intermediary between the kidnappers and the family Betty Gow, a servant employed by the Lindberghs Until now, the lives of those touched by this case have gone virtually unrecorded. Known only for their brief encounter with history, Their Fifteen Minutes tells the rest of their story showing there was much more to them than their fifteen minutes of fame.
Category: Biography & Autobiography