cross-posted from: https://infosec.pub/post/916523

Sen. Bernie Sanders is once again calling for a higher federal minimum wage. The current rate has been $7.25 since 2009.

  • @TenderfootGungi
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    4010 months ago

    That is $34k a year for full time. The minimum wage was around $15 (too lazy to do the exact math right now) in todays dollars in 1968. I doubt that would cause major issues in the overall economy and would help many.

    If you are writing now wage laws, please have them double on national holidays.

    • @[email protected]
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      610 months ago

      In an economy that is based on charging each other, the more people that has money the more opportunity for all.

    • @[email protected]
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      10 months ago

      In 1955 the average annual wage was 4,400 a year, equivalent to $50,000 today.

      So this $17 an hour doesn’t seem too far off.

      Also, I totally agree that we need more holidays and vacation time. Minimum 3 weeks of vacation a year, on top of holidays, along with allowing a minimum of 9 months for maternity leave and 3 to 6 months for paternity leave.

      Now we’re at it, I would like universal healthcare and world peace too please. 😉

      • @Flemmy
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        410 months ago

        Good news! There’s one simple solution to all that - you just have to get governments to do their job and have them make sure the corporations exist because they benefit the people, instead of the way we’re doing it now

        Just 1 easy step!