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Richva wrote-Agreed but how do you overcome the unequal relationship between the employer and the employee when bargaining for wages?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Job skills and experience. With unemployment being so low these days employers will pay whatever it takes to keep good employees and still make a profit for their business. Good employees are assets to any business.

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See, there you go.  Can you imagine trying to raise a family on a minimum wage which has not even kept up with inflation?------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The lefties here have been implying that back in the 60`s and 70`s that minimum wage was a livable wage .Minimum wage was never meant to raise a family . It is a starting point for working or for young people who have little skills or education.


Agreed but how do you overcome the unequal relationship between the employer and the employee when bargaining for wages?  

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Olderscout wrote-So the claims about a minimum wage providing a LIVING WAGE in the 60's and 70's are totally TRUE. As is the fact we can return it to a living wage by removing the Republicans who have prevented it from being anything but a race to the bottom.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In 1970 the minimum wage was $1.65/hour or $66.00/week.   Having worked in live during that timeframe I totally disagreed that this was a livable wage.  I was making  twice that  much and I was living paycheck to paycheck.    No matter what the minimum wage is nobody should expect to make that amount the rest of their life. If the minimum is raised to $15/hour ,2 years from now the poor will  be whining that they can`t live on $600/week.  Double the minimum wage and it will double inflation for everything people buy.

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See, there you go.  Can you imagine trying to raise a family on a minimum wage which has not even kept up with inflation?------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The lefties here have been implying that back in the 60`s and 70`s that minimum wage was a livable wage .Minimum wage was never meant to raise a family . It is a starting point for working or for young people who have little skills or education.

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controlled wrote- Better check the thread again. That was posted by rk9152 not me.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------RK was being sarcastic and you were blended in with other replies.Sorry -Should have known you wouldn`t think a minimum wage is a livable wage even in the 60` or 70`s

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Another light on how facts get distorted!!!!
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Here you go easyed.....the original post....

 


@rk9152 wrote:

@Olderscout66 wrote:

The minimum wage was designed to create a minimum standard of living to protect the health and well-being of employees. In short, it has ALWAYS been intended to provide a standard of living that would protect the health and well-being of workers, in short, it has always been to provide a LIVING WAGE.

 

Republican resent not being able to drive wages to the level seen in 3d world dictatorships and want to end the whole idea of a minimum wage, let alone allow it return to its ORIGINAL purpose, so once again the only solution is to remove the Republicans who prevent the Minimum Wage to return to at least where it was in real terms in 1964, which would be $15/hour.

 

So the claims about a minimum wage providing a LIVING WAGE in the 60's and 70's are totally TRUE. As is the fact we can return it to a living wage by removing the Republicans who have prevented it from being anything but a race to the bottom.


And the single mother and the kid living with his parents (both in a minimum wage job) - how does your minimum wage theory deal with that?


 

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Olderscout wrote-Still waiting for some GOPer to describe the world they want when automation finally does eliminate the current jobs that employ the vast majority of workers. It appears their secret desire is for the soon to be displaced workers to enter into "service" to the Uberrich so they can live like Downton Abby and the rest of us live like Oliver Twist.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sevice to the Uberrich ???   So you are predicting 99% of the population(317 million people)will be servants to 3 million rich people.(1 %) ?   Quite an imagination. I don`t think we have enough rich people to support that many poor people.  Smiley Wink

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@easyed598  Better check the thread again. That was posted by rk9152 not me.

 


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Controlled wrote-And the single mother and the kid living with his parents (both in a minimum wage job) - how does your minimum wage theory deal with that?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------When my kids worked for minimum wage jobs in the 70`s they could barely afford their car payment,gasoline and auto insurance.- ,much less a living wage.


 

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Controlled wrote-And the single mother and the kid living with his parents (both in a minimum wage job) - how does your minimum wage theory deal with that?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------When my kids worked for minimum wage jobs in the 70`s they could barely afford their car payment,gasoline and auto insurance.- ,much less a living wage.


See, there you go.  Can you imagine trying to raise a family on a minimum wage which has not even kept up with inflation? 

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