Labor Unions Divided on Medicare for All

Although Medicare for All remains a popular proposal for progressive Democrats, many labor unions remain divided over whether the single-payer healthcare proposal would benefit American workers.

Democrats, Medicare for All

Jerry Brown Surrenders to Unions’ $15 Min. Wage

California Gov. Jerry Brown has surrendered after claiming he would fight a $15 wage that would devastate California’s state budget by adding $4 billion in cost. He now supports the Democrat-controlled legislature’s $15-per-hour minimum wage — which won’t be effective until he is out of office.

Jerry Brown 1974 (Jeff Robbins / Associated Press)

SEIU Infighting over $15 Minimum Wage Push

Turmoil is rising between divisions of the powerful Service Employees International Union (SEIU) labor union over circumventing failed legislative efforts and attempting to use ballot measures to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.

May Day SEIU (Sandy Huffaker / Getty)