The Living Wage Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 31 Quotes About The Living Wage

#1. We must use every tool at our disposal to lift the living standards of low-wage employees. - Author: Eric Schneiderman
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#2. But the steep drop in violent crime presented police with a problem. If making arrests is the only way to advance in your career, but crime is dropping, what do you do? Furthermore, what to do if the only way to make a living wage is to rack up as much overtime as possible? - Author: Matt Taibbi
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#3. the heart of care is empathy, a feeling and enactment of intentional regard for the well-being of others and by extension the support systems (e.g., universal health care and a living wage) that insure well-being. - Author: Donna King
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#4. By mandating an even higher minimum, the living wage prices even more people out of work. The people who push these cockamamie ideas never seem to ask why any employer would hire someone at $8.23 if that person's services are only valued in the marketplace at, say, $5.00. - Author: Lawrence Reed
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#5. Everyone can have health care. Everyone can earn a living wage. We can educate all our kids - well.But none of that happens unless there's a political revolution. And it's not going to happen unless we deal with corporate control of the media. - Author: Bernie Sanders
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#6. Raising the minimum wage means raising the living wage - and that's good news for Ohio. - Author: Sherrod Brown
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#7. Stop saying athletes do it for the love of the game. They do it for the love of their 32-room mansion with the live shark tank in the living room. If pro sports paid minimum wage, Shaquille O'Neal would be a bouncer at Scores, and Anna Kournikova would be a mail-order bride from Minsk. - Author: Bill Maher
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#8. Practically, the desirable situation ought to be one in which any reasonably responsible person willing to accept available employment can find a job paying a living wage within 48 hours. - Author: William Vickrey
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#9. I grew up working for the minimum wage at Hardee's and knows first hand how important the minimum wage is. I support a state based minimum wage so every state can set their own minimum wage based on their cost of living. - Author: Joni Ernst
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#10. And what would help minority workers are the same things that would help white workers: the opportunity to earn a living wage, the education and training that lead to such jobs, labor laws and tax laws that restore some balance to the distribution of the nation's wealth ... - Author: Barack Obama
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#11. The union miner cannot agree to the acceptance of a wage principle which will permit his annual earnings and his living standards to be determined by the hungriest unfortunates whom the non-union operators can employ. - Author: John L. Lewis
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#12. Hillary Clinton understands that if someone in America this country works 40 hours a week, that person should not be living in poverty. She understands that we must raise the minimum wage to a living wage. - Author: Bernie Sanders
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#13. Certainly other things we can do, we gotta promote after-school employment, give kids an opportunity, raising the minimum wage was part of that, we can't expect that young people are going to feel they can make a living out there for such low wages. - Author: Matt Gonzalez
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#14. Capitalism, though it may not always give the scientific worker a living wage, will always protect him, as being one of the geese which produce golden eggs for its table. - Author: John B. S. Haldane
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#15. The wage of a people has meaning only when it arises from production. Every increase in production should benefit the whole people and raise the people's standards of living. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#16. There's enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level - everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success. - Author: Jim Hightower
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#17. The people who harvest America's food must be treated with respect and earn a living wage. - Author: Frances Beinecke
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#18. This mad rush for wealth must cease and the labourer must be assured not only of a living wage but, also a daily task that is not mere drudgery. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#19. I'd love to have our trains, our subway cars and our taxis built right here in New York City. You can create 40,000 living wage jobs ... the city's contracting power is huge. - Author: Sal Albanese
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#20. People are so cheap. Everyone wants quality, no one wants to pay for it. Here's the suburban dream
to hire great workers who are such meek morons that they don't have the guts to ask for a living wage. - Author: Joan Bauer
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#21. Sunset encroached upon daylight like a powder burst from the mouth of a crimson cannon - orange and gold ribbons shot forth to wage a battle against the clouds. The western horizon was obscured by a glow like a living thing. - Author: Marsha Ward
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#22. Capitalism has improved the standard of living of the wage earners to an unprecedented extent. The average American family enjoys today amenities of which, only a hundred years ago, not even the richest nabobs dreamed. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#23. Meanwhile, the reality is that living longer in our ever-more-unequal society is very much a class thing: life expectancy at age 65 has risen a lot among the affluent, but hardly at all in the bottom half of the wage distribution, that is, among those who need Social Security most. - Author: Anonymous
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#24. It paid barely a living wage, but he stayed with it - gradually and in the end gratefully arriving at the point in life when you understand there are no great changes ahead. - Author: Ann Packer
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#25. No man can be a good citizen unless he has a wage more than sufficient to cover the bare cost of living, and hours of labor short enough so after his day's work is done he will have time and energy to bear his share in the management of the community, to help in carrying the general load. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#26. In my view, we need a massive federal jobs program which puts millions of our people back to work. We must end our disastrous trade policies. We need to raise the minimum wage to a living wage. And we have to fight for pay equity for women. - Author: Bernie Sanders
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#27. I think it's false, shallow, to be giving to others when your own need is great. The idea is not to comfort people, not to make them feel better but to make them feel worse, to constantly put before them the degradations and humiliations they go through to get what they call a living wage. - Author: John Lennon
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#28. The one thing you can ask, I think, is that actors get paid a living wage. I would like it if all the repertory theatres that currently exist could do that. It would make a huge difference. - Author: Ian McKellen
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#29. I live in southern Appalachia, so I'm surrounded by people who work very hard for barely a living wage. It's particularly painful that people are working the farms their parents and grandparents worked but aren't living nearly as well. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#30. The goal of a just society should be to provide satisfying work with a living wage to all its citizens. - Author: Michael Dirda
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#31. If a hundred people were shipwrecked on an island, what would it even mean to say that everyone there has a "right" to food, or that everyone has a "right" to health care, or the "right" to a job, or the "right" to a "living wage"? - Author: Larken Rose
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