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BERNIE SANDERS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE

Bernie Sanders is at the forefront of the fight to make the minimum wage a living wage. Over the past 40 years, the cost of living has increased significantly while workers’ wages have stayed relatively flat, despite increased productivity. Meanwhile, the pay of CEOs is up nearly 1000 percent since 1978 — a figure that is double the stock market growth over the same period. In other words, almost all of the new wealth created in the last 25 years or so has gone straight to the top one percent, leaving most workers behind. Current State of the Minimum Wage: People who work at least 40 hours a week working at the federal minimum wage should not ...