Back in the 90s, my husband worked for a Law School as part of their IT team. It was a fantastic job with the most progressive benefits I'd ever seen (even still).
For example, they offered a 403b plan (a 401k for schools) for all employees and they matched dollar for dollar up to the max. They also automatically put in the equivalent of 5% of your paycheck into your fund regardless of whether you participated or not.
The benefits were incredible; but the policy that they held with regard to pay and pay-increases was the best I'd ever seen...
Okay, so here was the policy: Every time the judges gave themselves a pay increase, the REST of the employees of the Law School (from Janitor to Dean) received the same percentage increase to their own salaries. That's it!
Isn't that amazing? It is so simple, yet as fair as can be.
So it got me thinking: Why can't Congress adopt this same policy to the minimum wage? Every time Congress votes to give themselves a raise, they jack up the Minimum Wage by the same percentage increase.
I think that this would be such a great platform for the Dems to take. Besides, anyone who votes against this policy would look like a total greedy schmuck!
What do you think?