Kansas City Workers Feel The Bern & Support $17 An Hour Minimum Wage

We noticed a great deal of local support for this move amongst the plebs along with more than a bit of sympathetic Tweeting from local protest group Stand Up KC.

Here's the word . . .

Sen. Sanders announced the legislation on Thursday, and he was joined by workers and union leaders, including AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and SEIU International President Mary Kay, according to a media advisory. Currently, the federal minimum wage is $7.25, an amount unchanged since 2008. With rising inflation, the wage is worth less than it has been in decades.

"There are millions of workers in this country who are working literally on starvation wages, eight nine, ten bucks an hour," Sanders told Insider on Wednesday. "Two years ago, we proposed a $15 an hour minimum wage as a result of inflation. $15 is now the equivalent of $17."

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Bernie Sanders just introduced a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $17 an hour

Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill on Thursday to raise the minimum wage to $17 an hour. He confirmed the plans to Insider on Wednesday. The federal minimum wage is $7.25, and it's remained unchanged since 2008.