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Taylor McCallister works at at Hick's barbeque restaurant in Belleville, Ill.

The minimum wage fight takes another turn

The minimum wage movement is following the classic American playbook for how you raise labor standards across the country: Constant grassroots pressure, resulting in one local achievement after another, with all of those small gains eventually coalescing into a national wave. But having the momentum on your side doesn't necessarily mean winning every battle.

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