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You have correctly identified the problem!! We do NOT need welfare - we NEED a Living Wage for ALL AMERICANS. It should vary by region ($15/hr in NYC might be about right, probably need less in Dewitt Iowa). This is basically what the Unions did for everyone in the 1930's. but since Reagan declared War on the Middle Class, GOPers have changed the laws to disembowel the Union movement and given tax incentives to their Uberrich owners to move high paying jobs overseas. The ONLY jobs that cannot be outsourced are in the service industry, and just as the middle class was built by Unionization of the manufacturing sector in the 1930's, it must be REBUILT by unionization of the service industry in the 21st Century.And to make sure it stays rebuilt, we must expurgate GOPers from elected office and keep them out!
Posted by Olderscout66
The Federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 from 2009, which overrides any State with less, and the states highest are :
Washington $9.19 Oregon $8.95 Vermont $8.60 DOC $8.25 Nevada $8.25 Connecticut $8.25 Illinois $8.25 Massachusets $8.00 California $8.00
Are there any service worker unions?
Posted by nyadrn
YES! The Service Employees International Union - check any Reichwing blog and you will see they have been tryingto destroy SEIU for at least a decade.
The union has about 2.1MILLION members in over 100 service occupations, but needs another 20 million or so to be able to defend its members against the Uberrich and their GOPer-vassals in Congress.