WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 10: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (C) addresses a rally with protesters calling for higher wages for federal contract workers in the rain on Capitol Hill November 10, 2015 in Washington, DC. Organized by Good Jobs Nation, the demonstrators were calling for a $15 per hour wage plus benefits for all U.S. federal contract workers, including many who work at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Today, Hillary Clinton will be attending a rally at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center at 11 a.m. to celebrate the $15 / hour minimum wage legislation. Back in 2012, fast food workers took to the streets
, shutting down stores, while an army of online supporters fought along side of them by sharing viral photos and memes.
Fight for $15 is one of the greatest union victory in decades, possibly the greatest victory of the progressive movement in recent history. Eight months ago, the Democratic Party adopted a $15 / hour minimum wage to the official party platform just weeks after Bernie Sanders introduced similar legislation in Congress.
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, is the only prominent Democrat who refused to endorse $15 / hour. Bernie Sanders was in the streets with fast food workers. There’s photos of him marching with workers in the pouring rain, and Bernie Sanders is the one who pushed Democrats to adopt a $15 / hour minimum wage, not Hillary Clinton. This is why it is so egregious that Hillary Clinton will be on the stage, essentially taking credit for this victory.