17 February 2014
A Statement by Mimi Soltysik, 2014 Socialist Party Candidate for California State Assembly (62nd District)
The owners of big banks and corporations are waging a class war on
the poor, the unemployed, and the working class. Workers have every
right to wage a fair fight for a living wage, and for decent conditions
on the job and in daily life.
A Living Wage: Workers deserve the full value of our labor. Instead,
we pay the heaviest price for a system that puts profits before people.
The bosses of big business claim to be “job providers,” but they
threaten to shut down our workplaces when we demand fair wages for our
work. We demand a living wage for every worker without exception,
beginning at fifteen dollars an hour. A living wage means we can pay our
bills, and still enjoy a life of dignity.
When banks steal our homes and corporations steal our jobs, the bosses always say that they are keeping the economy “competitive.” This only means that workers are being forced to compete against each other, rather than joining together in a fair fight for decent work and wages. Whether you work in a factory or in an office, whether you work in a hospital or in a hotel, your life is worth more than any amount of money.But we must make a beginning. A living wage is one good way to begin a fair fight for the dignity of all workers...
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