Do you have friends or relations who work full time and earn $11.53 per hour? Do you know people who work really hard full time and make less than $11.53 per hour? Do you feel that’s a reasonable full time hourly rate? Is it livable rate?
Now, why am I picking on $11.53 per hour? Because it essentially comes out to $24,000 per year…at 40 hours a week per 52 weeks a year…$24,000. Does that number sound familiar? It’s the salary that the ‘landed gentry’ of Representative Joe Sanfelippo, Senator Alberta Darling, County Executive Chris Abele, etal are touting as a PART TIME SALARY for the Milwaukee County Board.
$24,000 is part time money…shouldn’t those making $11.53 or less be a little bit angry when they work full time for part time wages?
So once they are finished ‘reforming’ Milwaukee County, they are going back to the GMC brain trust and come up with a bill that will provide the rest of us a minimum wage that is a FULL TIME RATE! Right?