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Originally posted to buildingbridgesradio on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:13 AM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and Invisible People.

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  •  thx for the diary (0+ / 0-)

    Sadly whenever I try to listen, I can't get it to work.

    WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Dec: Life so cheap; property so sacred.

    by JayRaye on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:44:37 AM PST

  •  Why not just target a higher minimum wage (0+ / 0-)

    for the state or city?  As the cost of living varies quite a bit from state to state, effective minimum wage laws need to be done at the state and local level.  If current wages in fast food are wrong for being too low, why would non fast food work at these low wages be right?

    From a communications point of view, raising the minimum wage for all is simpler than raising the minimum wage for fast food work.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:55:09 AM PST

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