One of the main purposes of the Democratic Party is to raise wages. That's also the main purpose of organized labor, which is why labor unions often run the Democratic Party. A few of the unions are ossified, corrupt old beasts that leave a horrible image for labor unions. Most are decent. A few are extraordinary. SEIU is one of the extraordinary ones.
Here is Ramsin Canon's account as an SEIU organizer on the organizing victory for child care workers, earned just this spring. Wages will rise. Our economy will improve with more money in the pockets of people who will spend it. And our state will be a little more just, thanks to the hundreds of thousands of hours the organizers, advocates and volunteers invested over the last two years into the campaign. Thanks to them.
And if you're inspired by this struggle, join them. Join PurpleOcean.org and SEIU, the most aggressive labor union in the county, right now.