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Tue Nov 10, 2015, 06:24 PM

 

'Fifteen Bucks and a Union': Bernie Sanders Marches With Striking Workers

'Fifteen Bucks and a Union': Bernie Sanders Marches With Striking Workers
'Thank you all for coming out and standing up for justice, standing up for dignity, and for saying loudly and clearly that people in this country that work 40 hours a week deserve a living wage.'
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 * Common Dreams * by Nadia Prupis

As thousands of low-paid workers staged demonstrations across the U.S. on Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) spoke to a Fight for $15 rally in Washington, D.C. to credit their movement with recent victories and reiterate his support for a $15 federal minimum wage.

"Thank you all for coming out and standing up for justice, standing up for dignity, and for saying loudly and clearly that people in this country that work 40 hours a week deserve a living wage," Sanders, who is running for president as a Democrat, told the crowd as they marched in the rain on Capitol Hill.

Among those who walked off the job on Tuesday to demand a livable wage and the right to unionize were U.S. Senate cafeteria workers, who are employed as federal contractors—which means they get few benefits and no bargaining rights.

"What you are doing and workers all over the United States are doing, you are having a profound impact," Sanders said. "People are raising the minimum wage to 15 bucks an hour. And you know who started it? You did. You started the movement."

"Now we've got to finish the job," he said. "Fifteen bucks and a union."


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Reply 'Fifteen Bucks and a Union': Bernie Sanders Marches With Striking Workers (Original post)
99th_Monkey Nov 2015 OP
tecelote Nov 2015 #1
99th_Monkey Nov 2015 #2
Cheese Sandwich Nov 2015 #3
99th_Monkey Nov 2015 #4
99th_Monkey Nov 2015 #5
Omaha Steve Nov 2015 #6
Autumn Nov 2015 #7
merrily Nov 2015 #8
Cheese Sandwich Nov 2015 #9

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 06:44 PM

1. Bernie Paying Interns MORE Than His Own Proposals for Raising the Minimum Wage to $15! Go Bernie!

Check it out here by sabrina 1:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251791029

Compared to:

TIME MAG: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Asked If an Intern Could Get Paid by Her College

Clinton campaign lawyers argue that the student should be permitted to accept the $3,000 stipend and the college credit without either being designated as in-kind contributions to the campaign because the university “did not condition the availability of the stipend upon the political nature of the internship.”

http://time.com/4098966/hillary-clinton-unpaid-intern-fec/

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Response to tecelote (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 07:29 PM

2. Cool. thanks for the link.

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:33 PM

3. K&R

 

oops I just duplicate posted this same video

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:13 PM

5. no problemo. :-) nt

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:02 PM

6. K&R!

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:06 PM

7. imagine that. A man puts on his comfortable shoes and walks that picket line

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:27 PM

8. Fifteen bucks and union. Great slogan!

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:33 AM

9. Kick

 

I like this

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