Fifty years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, low-wage workers are continuing the march for livable wages. In 35 cities, fast food workers are striking for a $15 minimum wage and the right to organize.
As we remember Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, it is a good time to reflect on our own dreams of what our society could become. What is my dream? It starts with jobs. But it goes on from there.
In 1963 the March on Washington called for an increase in the minimum wage. But it was higher then than it is today, though productivity has risen. Our nation's wealth has gone to the top 1 percent. That's not freedom.