SEIU Labor Aristocracy: What Does Hillary Have to do With $15/hour Minimum Wage

This article rightly points out the contradiction between a union leadership that supports a $15 an hour minimum wage yet supports Clinton, a candidate who has rarely, if ever supported unions. The movement “Labor for Bernie” and the two SEIU locals in New Hampshire who broke away from the national line are, hopefully, only the beginning of things to come. Union leadership in the US has to go, just like the political establishment has to go.

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Activists with the Fight for 15 campaign protest outside Saturday’s Republican Presidential debate in Goffstown, New Hampshire. (Derek Kouyoumjian)

About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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