From the Morning Memo:

The Working Families Party is praising the inclusion of a $15 minimum wage target on the platform of the Democratic National Convention — the result of a massive, labor-backed push that has seen success in New York earlier this year.

The DNC’s platform committee over the weekend backed the wage target, a nod to the presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The victory on liberal policy wasn’t total for the Sanders campaign: The DNC declined back a resolution opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership as a debate over free trade continues to roil the party.

The wage measure, though, is not just a victory for Sanders, but the mainstreaming of a proposal that began on the fringes of Democratic Party politics a little more than two years ago.

“Only a few short years ago when the fight for $15 started in NYC, critics dismissed it out of hand,” said WFP State Director Bill Lipton. “They said it was a pipe dream. Now a $15 minimum wage is not only a reality in NY, it is also the official position of the national Democratic Party.”

During the Democratic primary, Sanders pushed for the $15 federal wage and New York approved an incremental phase-in of the wage to $15 in New York City and in the Metropolitan suburban counties.

Hillary Clinton, now the presumptive nominee, backed a $12.50 federal minimum wage, but had insisted she would sign a $15 wage bill if it was approved by Congress.

The $15 wage push had been initially backed by fast-food workers and labor unions as well as anti-poverty advocates. In New York, business leaders opposing the wage increase said it would cost jobs in low-wage industries and accelerate automation, especially in fast-food restaurants.

But it’s also a victory for the WFP, which had backed Sanders during the campaign and endorsed Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2014 over the misgivings of liberal advocates within the labor-backed organization.

“We applaud the workers whose four years of tireless activism made this possible and thank Bernie Sanders for raising $15 as a major issue during his primary campaign,” Lipton said. “It’s another big step forward for working families across the country, and will paint an even clearer choice for voters in the fall.”