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Minimum Wage In Virginia

Oct 29, 2015 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addressed his supporters and local students at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Sanders mainly focused on income inequality, universal healthcare and free education.

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The Largest Employer in Each of the 50 States | Virginia | Nearly 40,000 Virginia residents were employed by Wal-Mart at the end of last year, more than any other company in the state. State lawmakers turned down six proposals to raise Virginia’s minimum wage in the most recent legislative session. Wal-Mart, however, announced it would raise wages for 500,000 of its workers, a move that will likely impact a number of employees in Virginia.

What can YOU do? The Campaign for Disability Employment encourages positive employment for people with disabilities. Frank Stephens is a worker at Wildflour Cateres and Cafe in Virginia. He is very proud of his job and "articulates very well the value of meaning employment."

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from The Huffington Post

GOP Candidate Downplays The Struggle Of Living On Minimum Wage

Ed Gillespie downplayed the difficulties of living on the minimum wage in a video of the Republican Senate candidate speaking to voters in Virginia Beach. "A minimum wage job is where you learn to get to work on time. It's where you learn th...

Democrat controlled House in West Virginia passed legislation raising the state's minimum wage to $8.75 an hour, $1.50 higher than the federal minimum wage. Action part of nation-wide effort by Dems to make wage increase central to their platform. DISGUSTING WV

UNBELIEVABLE!!! Democratic Congressman James Moran of Virginia says Congressmen can't live on $174k a year. The #!@S^%$s have NO decency at all!! Yet the millionaire #!@S^%$s can't give people in poverty an increase in minimum wage & want to destroy Social Security! [..& 15 million people die in the world each year from starvation-related causes] ..may there be a hell & may those .. ROT there.. Where is Robespierre when you need him?!

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from the Guardian

Workers rally around wages, race and plans to protest presidential debates

A Fight for $15 protester in Richmond, Virginia, demonstrating for a higher minimum wage.

GOP Congressman Displays Contempt and Ignorance While Blasting Food Stamp Recipients: Congressman Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma (R) displayed a contemptuous attitude towards food stamp recipients and complete ignorance of how the program works when he blasted a couple who was “physically fit” as fraudulent criminals because they bought groceries with an EBT card in Crystal City, Virginia. His only evidence of fraud was that the couple looked “physically fit”.

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