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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Congressional Budget Office on Minimum Wage

Every time momentum builds for lifting wages, conservative ideologues say it will cost jobs.  Every time they’ve been dead wrong. Being consistently wrong and not caring about workers are the only two things conservative economists can be counted on for.

This is more of the same noise. They want subservient, scared workers whose suffering will expand their stock portfolios. Our country is finally poised to lift millions out of poverty and make our country work for the people who work. Let’s raise the wage and we’ll prove the CBO wrong again.

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