Clinton Backtracks On Fight For $15
At a press availability in New Hampshire today, Hillary Clinton declined to support liberal union-backed “Fight for $15” movement nationwide:
“I support the local efforts that are going on that are making it possible for people working in certain localities to actually earn 15,” Clinton said in a response to a question from BuzzFeed News during a press availability in New Hampshire on Thursday.
“I think part of the reason that the Congress and very strong Democratic supporters of increasing the minimum wage are trying to debate and determine what’s the national floor is because there are different economic environments. And what you can do in L.A. or in New York may not work in other places.”
Just a month ago, Clinton expressed support for the movement in Michigan:
Hillary Clinton showed her most robust support yet for the national effort to raise pay for fast food workers, speaking by phone Sunday morning to more than 1,200 workers and organizers from the Fight For 15 movement gathered in Detroit.
“We need you out there leading the fight against those who would rip away Americans’ right to organize, to collective bargaining,” she said over loudspeakers to a convention center ballroom filled with mostly African American cooks and cashiers.
“We need more cities and states to follow the lead of Los Angeles, St. Louis and New York,” Clinton said, referring to rulings by city legislatures to raise their local minimum wages to $15, and Governor Cuomo’s convening of a wage board to raise the hourly minimum for fast food workers in New York state.
In Michigan, Hillary Clinton endorses the “Fight for $15” movement. In New Hampshire, she backtracks. At the end of the day, no matter where she may be, Hillary Clinton exposed her so-called positions as nothing more than blatant attempts to get to the left of Bernie Sanders. She will say or do anything to win an election.