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Minimum wage dispute in the US: minimum wage more than $ 7.25? No chance!

2021-03-04T13:16:34.372Z

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Supporters of Amazon employees on February 20 in New York: Online retailer absolutely wants to prevent employee representation in Alabama

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The word did not appear in Joe Biden's most recent video message, and yet everyone knew who was meant: Amazon.

America's workers would be free to choose to join a union the right, the US president said in a movies on the messaging service Twitter - and

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without intimidation and threats by the employer

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.

Biden gets involved in a hot labor dispute: In Alabama, the employees of an Amazon company are currently voting on the establishment of an employee representation in the group.

The online retailer absolutely wants to prevent this.

That a US president put so clearly on the side of the unions, is

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quite unique in American history

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the historian Erik Loomis of the University of Rhode Iceland who said

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Washington Post

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Not even Franklin D. Roosevelt, the founder of the New Deal for more social justice, ventured that far.

The party left is likely to see Biden's statement as a consolation.

After all, he has just dropped a prestige progressive project without much ado: the increase in the national minimum wage to $ 15 an hour.

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