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Bernie Sanders pushes minimum wage hike inside, outside Congress

By William Douglas

“’It’s a national disgrace that millions of full-time workers are living in poverty and millions more are forced to work two or three jobs just to pay their bills,’ Sanders said. ‘In the year 2015, a job must lift workers out of poverty, not keep them in it.’ He urged President Barack Obama to sign an executive order so that every federal contract worker in this country is paid a living wage, good benefits, and the right to join a union. Sanders is making income equality a centerpiece of his presidential campaign.”

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