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11/17/2004

Unions insulted by Bush minimum wage

Despite Democratic losses across the board in the elections, organized labor is refusing to embrace President Bush’s offer to raise the minimum wage by $1.10 an hour.

“It’s insufficient, and it’s too little, too late,” said Bill Samuel, director of legislation for the AFL-CIO. “This is an insult to workers whose wages have fallen so far behind that they can’t even afford the bare necessities.”
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$1.10 an hour raise...I have to agree this is a joke and if this all trickle down economics has to offer the working class then I think its time to reform the system...but oh yeah, anyone with half a brain knows the idealogy of Reganomics which the Bushies subscribe to is nothing more than a smoke and mirrors way of saying the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

3 Comments:

Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

Well, we can't raise it too much....Wal-Mart may go out of business.:)

11:27 AM  
Blogger Resist Oppression said...

God only knows that Wally World is hard pressed to pay its workers and its overhead...hope everybody is getting the sarcasm here.

1:03 AM  
Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

If they raise the minimum wage I wonder if wally world will continue to teach thier employees how to use the welfare system?? Or will they lose that option due to making too much money??

The fight rages on, though!!

SMWIA

1:15 PM  

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