"The Occupy movement can supply the continuing civic jolts around the local offices of 535 members of Congress, a slim majority of whom are not opposed to raising the minimum wage but who need that high profile pressure back home. Winning this issue will give the Occupy activists many new recruits, and much more power for getting something done in an otherwise do-nothing or obstructionist corporate indentured Congress. About 80 percent of the workers affected by a minimum wage increase are over 20 years of age.
Remember there is no need to offset a higher minimum wage with lower taxes on small business a higher minimum wage. Since Obama took office there have already been 17 tax cuts for small business and no increase in the federal minimum wage.
At the University of Virginia, twelve students have begun a hunger strike to protest the low wages and other injustices inflicted on contract service-sector employees. Students at other universities are likely to follow with their Living Wage Campaigns in this American Spring. They are fed up with millions of dollars for such top administrators' salaries or amenities as fancy practice facilities for athletes, while the blue collar workers can't pay for the necessities of life."
Ralph Nader Source: Ralph Nader's website Huge thanks to Mr. Nader for taking the time to participate in Faces of Occupy.
Source: Ralph Nader's website
Huge thanks to Mr. Nader for taking the time to participate in Faces of Occupy.