What you will find here is a brief history of the national living wage movement, background materials such as ordinance summaries and comparisons, drafting tips, research summaries, talking points, and links to other living wage-related sites.

Visitors to the web site should keep in mind that there is no magic formula for a successful living wage campaign. Every campaign is different — dependent on the campaign leaders and their constituencies, local politics and power dynamics, the campaign coalition’s interests and scope, resources, experience, timelines, local and regional economies, etc.

Clearly, there is much to learn about running a living wage campaign that cannot be contained in a web site. However, as the movement chalks up wins, and leaders and organizers gain experience and become more savvy, we are building a body of material and experience that should be shared among living wage organizers everywhere.

ACORN and Living Wage

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, is a large grassroots organization of low and moderate income people with over 200,000 members.

For 35 years, ACORN members have been organizing in their neighborhoods across the country around local issues such as affordable housing, safety, education, improved city services, and have taken the lead nationally on issues of affordable housing, tenant organizing, fighting banking and insurance discrimination, organizing workfare workers, and winning jobs and living wages.

In addition, we have led coalitions to win minimum wage increases. We feature companies on this website that support the philosophies of the living wage campaign.

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Dating Advice Website YourNextDate.Net Announces It’s Support For The Living Wage Campaign

A new addition to the world of online dating has launched with its emphasis firmly on educating the public in the various aspects of dating. The website YourNextDate.Net covers topics such as long distance relationships , ideas for dates , singles, dating guides for men and dating guides for women.

Three particular popular guides the website covers are Tao of Badass , Double Your Dating and What Men Secretly Want. The company has pledged its support for the living wage campaign and it’s motto is “Getting Your Next Date Has Never Been So Easy! “. So be sure to take a look at the website and see if it tickles your fancy.

More UK Fashion Brands Support The Living Wage Campaign

We are proud to announce that UK fashions brands Boohoo and Newlook support the concept of the living wage campaign.

Boohoo a online fashion brand based in Manchester was founded in 2006 by and has won several awards such as Best Online Retailer. It now ships worldwide and has seen great success with expanding abroad. There is rumours that it will be looking to float on the stock market.

Newlook was founded in 1969 , it has over 1000 shops in the UK and abroad its headquarters are in Dorset. The company has over 10,000 employees and is in the top track 100. Newlook understands the importance of the living wage campaign for its employees. It has a highly acclaimed board of directors and executive team.