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Group seeking $15 minimum wage doesn’t start their workers at $15 an hour

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Taken from The Dori Monson Show.

Working America is one of the organizations that is fighting for $15 an hour minimum wage. They just posted a hiring opportunity on their facebook page:

“We’re hiring in Seattle! Field Organizers start @ $12.25/hr, $15 after 90 days,” says the post.

How are their new hires supposed to survive for those three months when they’re only making $12.25 an hour? I have no idea. Plus, what is going to stop them from firing the people after 89 days?

Also, the $15 an hour crowd, I haven’t heard them say let’s give employers a 90-day probationary period with new hires at $12.25 an hour.

Why don’t they just hire their workers at $15 an hour? Working America, why don’t you just walk the walk?

They want it for thee but not for me.

Taken from Monday’s edition of The Dori Monson Show.

JS

Dori Monson on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

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