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I Serve U.S. Senators, but I’m Homeless

Even though I work at the US Senate, I can’t afford to keep a roof over my head. I sleep outside a subway stop, just blocks from the White House.

The truth is that the current Presidentas well as the people now running for the White House – all walked past me and other low-wage workers who’ve served them in the Senate.

It’s like we’re invisible to them. We need contractors to pay more than the minimum – U.S. Contract workers need living wages, good benefits and a union!

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders: U.S. Contract Workers Deserve $15 and a Union

“What we are saying is pretty simple.  The taxpayers of this country want to make sure that government contracts go to model employers who pay workers a living wage, that they allow workers to form a union and that they provide good benefits to their workers.”

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THE GOVERNMENT AS A LOW-WAGE EMPLOYER

The New York Times Editorial Board:

“Nearly 50 years after one executive order helped to end discrimination in government contracting, another one is needed to help ensure fair pay in that same sector.”

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We Clean a Cabinet Secretary’s Office
Our Wages Were Stolen

We are contract janitors who clean the U.S. Secretary of Education’s office. We’re trying to give our kids a shot at the American Dream, but it’s hard when a federal contractor steals our pay.

We are owed $40,000 in back wages.  If we were paid what we’re supposed to be making, we could save to send our kids to college. U.S. contract workers need a race to the top on wages!

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Faith Leaders to Next President:
Take Moral Action on the Economy!

National faith leaders are urging the next president to take Executive Action to help low-wage federal contract workers out of poverty.

Dozens of faith leaders have signed on a letter calling for a $15 & a Union Executive Order from the next president.

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Superdelegates to Candidates:

The next president should sign 3 Executive Orders

for U.S. contract workers!

+$15 Minimum Wage

+Labor Peace

+White House Office of Good Jobs

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More Than the Minimum

Low-wage federal contract workers, most of whom are women, have won Presidential executive orders to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 and end legal violations on federal contracts.

But we need the President to finish the job and provide us with good jobs that pay at least $15 an hour and a union!

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The U.S. Government
is making Washington, D.C. the Capitol of Inequality...

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