An advocacy group out of Modesto, Calif. pushing for a $15 an hour minimum wage posted a job ad Thursday offering to pay $12 an hour. Below what it is demanding others pay their workers.
The Craigslist post was for a job opening at the local Fight for $15 campaign. On the national level, the organization has spearheaded the push to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The post was signed by Steven Applebaum who lists his affiliation with the Modesto Fight for $15 campaign.
“Do you make minimum wage?” the posting asked. “Can you afford your bills and expenses? Do you hope and pray that you won’t ever face a medical or car bill because you don’t have the savings to cover it?”
The compensation is listed in the corner of the post. It noted the pay comes from a union strike fund but doesn’t go into further detail. The movement consist of a national office and many local affiliates and is heavily endorsed and controlled by labor unions. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the main union behind the campaign.
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