15NOW? 15WHEN! (SOAPBOX PODCAST; JUNE 15, 2014)
Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox
June 15, 2014
GUEST: ALAN MAKI
TOPIC: MINIMUM WAGE VS. LIVING WAGE
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In Seattle, a campaign to raise the minimum wage (for some) to
15/hr (in 2017) was successful and Cindy chats with
Alan Maki about how this really wasn't a victory for workers
and what a good plan for a living wage and full job's
program could be.
by Alan Maki
Alan's blog is at:
|ALAN AND FRED|
Alan Maki's bio (from his blog):
I live in northern Minnesota with my dog Fred, a Chocolate Lab. I have been involved in the peace, labor, civil rights, and environmental movements for over 30 years, and I am a socialist. I would encourage everyone to get involved in promoting the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which came into existence on December 10, 1948; we should strive to use the yearly anniversary of this document to popularize it. We need to struggle to create a more progressive, socially just society where all working people receive real living wages and have a voice at work, and in their communities. I am working with casino workers across Minnesota who are trying to organize a union. I am also working with people in northern Minnesota struggling to save the Big Bog, our primary freshwater aquifer--- this bog is being mined for peat. In my spare time during the spring and fall you can find me fly fishing on the Dark River, a pristine designated trout stream;in the winter ice fishing on Lake-of-the-Woods. I look forward to hearing from you. Nothing human is alien to me.