17 results for tag: $15 minimum wage


Fact-checking a viral post: Sanders’ minimum wage and taxes

A popular meme that compares Bernie Sanders’ $15 minimum wage proposal with a high tax rate is getting a lot of attention online, but is it true? Jeremy Jojola / February 24, 2020 DENVER — As 9Wants to Know continues with The Bubble experiment, popular memes that go viral in each bubble may need to be fact-checked. RELATED: What happens when a Democrat and a Republican see opposite social media news feeds It’s unknown exactly who started the meme, but it’s being shared by popular right-wing personalities on Twitter and Facebook. Versions of the post are also being shared by thousands of people in Facebook groups. Fi...

Pete Buttigieg marched at a minimum wage rally and people are pointing out the hypocrisy

Josh Milton / February 25, 2020 As the car door swung open, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg fled inside after being hounded by Black Voters Matter activists at a minimum wage rally in South Carolina, US on Sunday. The former South Bend, Indiana mayor had thrusted himself into a “Fight for $15” rally, where McDonald’s workers were loudly striking over raising their minimum wage. Fast-food workers and civil rights activist were calling on the chain for the right to unionise. Chants of “We work! We sweat, put $15 on our check!” echoed down the thoroughfare, where more than 100 people clogged West Lincoln Avenue. B...

City of Burien to focus on downtown development while considering $15 minimum wage

By Jack Mayne / Feb 25, 2020 The Burien City Council study session on Monday night (Feb. 24) saw discussion of a the city focusing its downtown redevelopment on a targeted approach on SW 152 Street and considered the possibility of a $15 an hour minimum wage. Currently only adjacent SeaTac and Seattle have such minimum wages. Councilmembers told city staff, as well as Councilmembers, to discus the feasibility of such a minimum wage with local businesses. Councilmember Kevin Schilling said he has noticed an increase of trash in the downtown area and favors the plan Craig outlined. Councilmember Cydney Moore moved to direct the city ...

Take five minutes: The facade of a minimum wage increase

By Maria Maresca / Feb.25, 2020 The current Democratic front-runners in the 2020 presidential race, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Pete Buttigieg, each hold common ground on one particular policy: Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Though this glamorized utopian idea of increased hourly pay appears ideal, it is a ruse in every right. When examined closer, it will harm rather than help the American people as a whole. According to a 2019 study conducted by the Congressional Budget Office, increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour would boost the income of 17 million Americans but ...

“Fight for $15” rally held in Charleston, Pete Buttigieg marches with demonstrators

By Drew TrippMonday February 24, 2020 CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was among a large group of demonstrators marching through the streets of Charleston Monday, as part of a "Fight for $15" rally being held in the city. Buttigieg is joining local civil rights activists and current and former fast-food workers, who are calling for the right to unionize, and for the state of South Carolina to implement a $15/hour minimum wage. South Carolina has the lowest proportion of unions in the country, and does not have a state minimum wage; Rather, South Carolina follows the federal minimum wage set by law at ...