Praise for The Fight For Fifteen:
With intellectual rigor and practical wisdom, David Rolf shows why the fight for a $15-an-hour minimum wage is not just a local battle but a national moral necessity–and a cornerstone of a decent society.
–Robert B. Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
Anyone interested in fighting for workers and getting results should read David Rolf's new book on the importance of raising the minimum wage. Few people in this country have the on-the-ground perspective and passion that David has when it comes to increasing wages and giving workers and families the tools they need to succeed.
–Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
"Rolf successfully addresses many arguments against higher minimum wages. [T]he book will appeal to anyone looking to know more about the workings of modern-day labor movements and the stories of their members."
An expert exploration of a provocative blueprint for rescuing the American middle class through the creation of a new living wage. A savvy inside look at the social movement challenging decades of stark economic decline.
"David Rolf shows that raising the minimum wage to $15 is both just and necessary, lest the American dream of middle class prosperity turn into a nightmare of enduring poverty for millions of workers in the bottom half of wage earners."
–David Cay Johnston, bestselling author of The Fine Print
and Free Lunch
, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize
"David Rolf has helped put low-wage workers in Seattle at the forefront of a national movement for a $15 minimum wage; his forward thinking helped paved the way for some of the greatest progress toward addressing our nation's growing income inequality that we've seen in decades."
–Saru Jayaraman, author of Behind The Kitchen Door
, co-founder, Restaurant Opportunity Centers United
"David Rolf has become the most successful advocate for raising wages in the 21st century. Where others talk, David leads, and his book is an inside look at a campaign that has the potential to make work pay again."
–Andy Stern, senior fellow, at Columbia University's Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy; former president of the 2.2 million member SEIU.
"David Rolf's first book is a call to action, reminding us that we define what's possible in politics, and that the future of the economy is at stake. If you're interested in what can actually be done about inequality, read this book."
–Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance and author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in an Aging America Praise for David Rolf:
Over the past fifteen years, no American unionist has organized as many workers, or won them raises as substantial, as Rolf.
–The American Prospect