Raise the Minimum Wage: The Democratic Party Sleeps on FDR’s Legacy

Raise the Minimum Wage: The Democratic Party Sleeps on FDR’s Legacy

Calling Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the Democratic Party, elected officials, political operatives and labor’s leader Richard Trumka. Thirty million American workers want and need a federal minimum wage of $10 per hour which is slightly less than their predecessors got in 1968 – yes 1968 – adjusted for inflation. What will it take for you to make this a priority?

Of course you all would like to see these desperate workers get an additional $2,000 – $4,500 a year for the barest necessities of life for themselves and their children. Sure, it is easy to be on the record and not on the ramparts for a higher minimum wage. What about the trust that your voters and your rank and file invested in you?

the rest of it from Common Dreams:

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/08/09-9

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