October 6, 2012
NC Labor Commissioner wants to abolish the minimum wage
Wage Slaves Against Cherie Berry 2012
Republican candidate and incumbent North Carolina Commissioner of Labor, Cherie Berry, seeking support for her re-election from the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation, responded when asked by the right-wing anti-labor organization if North Carolina should raise the minimum wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 that she thinks North Carolina “should abolish the minimum wage”.
Cherie Berry is either clueless about the fact that minimum wage earners who work full-time, 40 hours a week, in one year earn only $15,080 – or she doesn’t care. Either way, Cherie Berry should not be North Carolina’s Commissioner of Labor.
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