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Bernie Sanders pushes $15 federal minimum wage

By Nick Gass

“’The current federal minimum wage is a starvation wage. It’s got to be raised to a living wage,’ the independent Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate said at the event at the Upper Senate Park, which drew a very loud and boisterous crowd.  Currently, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Sanders urged President Barack Obama to sign an executive order “so that every federal contract worker in this country is paid a living wage with good benefits and the ability to join a union.”

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