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

  • @[email protected]
    11 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
      411 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!