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The Fight for $15 Minimum Wage

It began as a far-fetched political movement in 2009 — now the fight to increase the federal minimum wage is nearing a reality. Here's how we got to this point.

03/18/2019 10:21 AM
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  • Felix A.
    04/01/2019 02:30

    Well as a server getting 3 bucks an hour and 2 bucks as tip raising minimum wage would make it possible to eat a full meal every day. Oh wait is America when they talk about raising money poor clases don't apply.

  • Bob B.
    03/31/2019 20:54

    Screw you Obama

  • Steve J.
    03/31/2019 10:58

    Worst president in history!! I think minimum wage should go up a couple bucks ofcourse but!!!!! We could do it if politicians would quit supporting other countries and putting money in thier pockets!!

  • Eric V.
    03/30/2019 02:33

    $15 an hour for fast food workers who show up to work in their pajamas and are rude as hell and can't count change. Yeah, sounds great......

  • Dale H.
    03/29/2019 21:08

    Wages go up everything else goes up not to mention all the lost jobs because employer can't afford the extra cost

  • Sandy R.
    03/29/2019 15:24

    Live with in your means. I'm a server. I make 2:83 an hour. I manage without assistance.

  • Joshua W.
    03/29/2019 11:38

    This is why they laugh at us. We beg them instead of creating our own business structure to support ourselves. Understand what Martin Luther King integration did to us. Made us dependent on these idiots for all our needs.

  • Bea P.
    03/29/2019 11:22

    In some states emergency EMT's, only make 10.$ to 15.$. Just saying.

  • Paul H.
    03/29/2019 08:41

    Get the minimum wage was $15 or how much you think it big Mac would be $20

  • Ted K.
    03/29/2019 02:51

    What good is $15 per hour if there is no jobs ?

  • Mardie B.
    03/29/2019 02:28

    Bunch of lying Democrats!!!

  • Greg L.
    03/28/2019 02:50

    Then you have inflation. So your basically back to where you started. This is dumb.

  • Terrance H.
    03/27/2019 18:57

    it's just going to raise the price of everything else. it's not going to make any difference

  • Shawn F.
    03/27/2019 14:32

    Another obama disaster policy. I almost forgot how bad of a president he was.

  • Gus S.
    03/27/2019 03:48

    Obama got the biggest raise!!

  • Julian R.
    03/27/2019 03:24

    Don't go to McDonald's much, but that ever happens and they raise the minimum wage I'll probably visit even less cause you know McDonald's is going to raise it's prices to compensate for these geniuses making our burgers.

  • Mike K.
    03/26/2019 23:33

    Nope and working fast food should not be a career choice. How about get education or trade school training. What does suck is elderly and child care pay min wage and are high demanding and need certs and training to take care of the most important people but burgers slappers that are dumb as a brick demand more money. Thanks obooboo and dumbassacrats

  • Michael W.
    03/26/2019 21:33

    Look at how much CEO’s are making for these companies, yes, they should make a good amount of $ , but not that much !! It’s a disgrace that they can’t spread the wealth. Greed is a terrible thing

  • William R.
    03/26/2019 19:20

    Yet the skilled trades are desperately seeking people to fill thousands of great paying jobs! I worked at Wendy’s and dairy queen when I was 16-18 years old and made $4.25 and $5.50. I knew as a kid out of high school that if I wanted more, I’d have to go and earn it!

  • Richard C.
    03/26/2019 07:49

    Anyone use a fecal infested touch screen at a fast food joint? How about all those self checkouts at the grocery stores? Jobs eliminated. Thank you government. Wale up more government intervention in your life will only hurt you