Amy B. Dean

Labor Dept. Deputy: It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

Before joining the Department of Labor, Mary Beth Maxwell was a top organizer for the workers’ rights organization Jobs With Justice. Here, she speaks with Amy Dean about the lives of workers who make minimum wage and why the time has come to raise it.

Why Every American Should Care About Wisconsin

The debate in Wisconsin doesn’t just apply to union members and public workers—it applies to every American who cares about our fundamental rights as citizens.