Workers' Rights Get A Boost In 2014 Midterms
Although the GOP swept this year's midterm elections, approved ballot initiatives for workers' rights are decidedly progressive.By Jamal Andress | November 5, 2014
Despite Tuesday's massive victories for the GOP, the ballot initiatives for workers' rights are decidedly progressive.
ABC: "Voters in Arkansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois and Alaska approved an increase in the minimum wage."
In a somewhat surprising development, four traditionally red states all passed minimum-wage ballot initiatives and by a pretty healthy margin. They join 10 more states — plus D.C. — that have raised the minimum wage this year.