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Old 04-17-2016, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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$15 min wage in LA is Not enough. It has to be at least $21/hr now!

The best way to achieve this is through Worker Cooperatives. That is what I am proposing.

The two central characteristics of Worker Coops are:
1) Workers own the business, and share the profits.
2) Decision-making is democratic, generally adhering to the principle of One Worker -- One Vote.

Case Study: Yadira Fragoso, whose wages rose to $25 an hour—up from $6.25—after becoming a worker-owner at Si Se Puede, a cleaning co-op incubated by the Brooklyn-based Center for Family Life.


We can do this in LA!!

If we work together, we can do this!


"I can’t help but believe that in the future we’ll see in the United States and throughout the Western World an increasing trend toward the next logical step: employee ownership. It’s a path that befits a free people.“ –Ronald Reagan, August 3rd, 1987, 39th U.S. President
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:16 AM
 
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Ugh. Minimum wage was not designed to be the salary that most adults live/support themselves on. High school and college students don't need to make $21/hour at McDonalds. Others should be attempting to improve their lives and make MORE than minimum wage. $21/hour minimum wage is ridiculous and would have a huge ripple effect, driving the cost of everything up for everyone else.
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:59 AM
 
Location: On the water.
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Finally! A thread on this topic!
(Can we close the other seven now?)
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:00 AM
 
Location: On the water.
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Ugh. Minimum wage was not designed to be the salary that most adults live/support themselves on.
Guess what? Things changed.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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Young people start out at the minimum wage and in 6 months get a raise and in a year another raise. Thats the way it's been for ever. It never was intended to be for older people to live on.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:30 AM
 
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Why not make the minimum wage an even $50?
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:50 AM
 
Location: On the water.
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Originally Posted by V8 Vega View Post
Young people start out at the minimum wage and in 6 months get a raise and in a year another raise. Thats the way it's been for ever. It never was intended to be for older people to live on.
Guess what? Things changed.
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Ugh. Minimum wage was not designed to be the salary that most adults live/support themselves on. High school and college students don't need to make $21/hour at McDonalds. Others should be attempting to improve their lives and make MORE than minimum wage. $21/hour minimum wage is ridiculous and would have a huge ripple effect, driving the cost of everything up for everyone else.
That's not the point of my post, but since you bring up McDonald. Yes, McDonald do pay its employees $21/hr (US dollar) minimum wage in Denmark. Guess what? the sky did not fall. So, the reasoning you presented fails in Denmark.

Cost of living? in case you wonder. A one bedroom apartment can go for about $800 (US dollar) in City Center (2 yrs ago or so) - I am sure you know about LA.

Nonetheless, the point of my post has more to do with Worker Cooperatives, which, unfortunately, you missed.
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:36 AM
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Young people start out at the minimum wage and in 6 months get a raise and in a year another raise. Thats the way it's been for ever. It never was intended to be for older people to live on.
I guess it's intended for young people to not be able to live then?
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:40 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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if you are making minimum wage past age 18 in America, you deserve to be living on the streets.

THIS IS THE EASIEST COUNTRY ON EARTH TO MAKE MONEY. LITERALLY.
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