01 October 2014

Low Pay is NEVER Okay


While $15/hr is barely a livable wage in any large city in the United States, it is a start. First, the recently-elected socialist city council member in Seattle, Kshama Sawant, helped enact legislation to raise the minimum wage in that city. Now, it seems that New York may follow suit. Granted, $15 is barely a minimum wage in NYC, let alone a livable wage, but let the fight begin. Perhaps we can move from $15/hr to the $21/hr that should be the minimum wage if it kept pace with overall growth of the U.S. economy since 1968. And by the time any new legislation is implemented, we will probably need at least a $25/hr minimum wage. Imagine that. 


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