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Sanders proposes $15 minimum wage, sets up Clinton contrast

By Ken Thomas

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is pressing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton to support a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour as he pushes legislation to boost pay. Sanders on Wednesday joined striking contract workers on Capitol Hill who are employed as cooks and janitors in a number of federal buildings in Washington and are seeking pay raises. Many earn less than $11 an hour.’ The Vermont senator also called for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order to give preference for federal contracts to companies that go beyond the minimum on wages, paid leave and health coverage.‘All of our workers, from coast to coast, need at least 15 bucks an hour,’ said Sanders, who has emerged as Clinton’s main Democratic presidential rival.”

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