This Week's Show
The morning after Seattle raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour, we spoke with Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant. Ms. Sawant, who pushed for the measure, called it a “history victory” for workers. Ms. Sawant is a member of the Occupy movement and a member of the Socialist Alternative party and advocates for democratic socialism and an end to the two-party system.
From her webpage, she states her issues as “raising the minimum wage, … affordable housing, and … taxing the rich for public transportation and public education. As a city councilor, I will use my position to help build, unite, and give political voice to the struggles of low-paid workers, youth, people of color, and all those who are shut out by the political machine tailored to protect the interests of the big corporations and the wealthy elite. Together, we can make 2014 the year of $15 an hour!”
Ms. Sawant’s election and success in advocating for a higher minimum wage offer hope and inspiration to the 99%. You can hear that show here
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