Good Grief! Hillary Pushes $15 Minimum Wage Hike & Fast Food Unions
Hillary Clinton called inton a convention of fast food activists in Detroit and promised to fight for a $15 minimum wage hike in America.
They won’t be happy until there is complete wealth redistribution.
Speaking by telephone, Clinton told the more than 1,300 fast food workers gathered at a convention in Detroit that every worker deserves a fair wage and the right to unionize.
“I want to be your champion. I want to fight with you every day,” said Clinton, who kicked off her presidential campaign in April saying she wants to be the champion for “everyday Americans.”
The call was another step to the left for Clinton, as she vies for the Democratic nod with progressive candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley. She told the assembled crowd that they should continue building the Fight for 15 movement, which is pressing employers to raise workers’ pay.
“No one who works an honest job in America should have to live in poverty,” she said. “No man or woman who works hard to feed America’s families should have to be on food stamps to feed your own families.”