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  •  How did we get from 15 an hour to 10.10 and (4+ / 0-)

    we are happy about this?  I find it discouraging to think we will waste all of this political energy and the backings of the people to get such a small increase.  We should be fighting for 15 and settle for nothing less!  10.10 is peanuts thrown at minimum wage workers and telling them to be happy with that.

    Even at 15 we are still far below were we need to be.

    •  Asking for $15 has always been about getting $10 (0+ / 0-)
    •  Us Seattle Progressives are pushing for $15. (2+ / 0-)
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      EagleOfFreedom, andalusi

      As are most progressive groups nationally. Obama and the Democratic party is pushing for $10.10. I think that is stupid, as the House won't even give them that, so they should push for $15 too. Personally, I think the minimum wage should be what it was when I started working in 1976, adjusted for inflation, of course. That would be about $23/hr. Part of why so many people think minimum wage is enough is that they remember when it wasn't so bad, and most adults were making better.

      Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your shackles. It is by the picket line and direct action that true freedom will be won, not by electing people who promise to screw us less than the other guy.

      by rhonan on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 08:37:56 AM PST

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