The Growing Movement for $15

Source: Irene Tung, Yannet Lathrop, and Paul Sonn, National Employment Law Project (NELP), April 2015

From the summary:
…As the movement for $15 continues to gain momentum, the potential benefits for the U.S. workforce and economy are significant. This report provides comprehensive wage and demographic figures on the substantial swath of the U.S. workforce that today earns less than $15 per hour, profiles notable recent victories in the $15 movement, and offers action recommendations for federal, state, and local policymakers and private-sector leaders.

In Part 1 of this report, we look at the portion of the U.S. workforce that currently earns less than $15 per hour in the United States. …
In Part 2, we take a closer look at the largest front-line occupations in six industries—restaurants/bars, retail, child care, auto manufacturing, home care, and hotels…..
In Part 3, we review recent economic research on wage floors, profile the experiences of localities and employers that are transitioning to $15 wages, and give an overview of recent and current $15 wage policy campaigns. ….
Finally, in Part 4, we offer concrete recommendations for action by federal, state, and local policymakers, and private-sector leaders seeking to continue shifting our economy back toward better-paying jobs. …..