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Living minimum wage

I support a $15/hour minimum wage and would even push for legislation to include a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) by each state.  In Los Angeles, $15 will help but is still not enough to live without financial worries.

According to a Study written by Dr. Amy Glasmeier of MIT, "A typical family of four (two working adults, two children) needs to work nearly four full-time minimum-wage jobs (a 75-hour work week per working adult) to earn a living wage. Single-parent families need to work almost twice as hard as families with two working adults to earn the living wage. A single-mother with two children earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour needs to work 135 hours per week, nearly the equivalent of working 24 hours per day for 6 days, to earn a living wage."

This is unacceptable. On top of that, they may not work enough hours to earn healthcare benefits.  Low income families are in a continual struggle to survive.  How is this possible in the richest country in the world?

Putting the burden on the Federal, State and Local governments to provide these families with subsistence instead of the corporate employer is not sustainable, but also extremely unreasonable and disingenuous.  If I am elected, I will not allow the Ebenezer Scrooges to use our government as their bankroll, especially after the Republicans provided these same corporations with a permanent tax cut. 

I also support ending income inequality and the proliferation of stronger labor unions across all industries to defend and fight for workers' rights.


Committee for Michael E 2020
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