Seattle Socialist Group Pushing $15/Hour Minimum Wage Posts Job With $13/Hour Wage

October 16, 2014

Seattle-based group The Freedom Socialist Party, which owns and regularly campaigns for a $15/hour minimum wage, advertised a job on Wednesday that offers just $13 an hour.

The group has taken particular interest in campaigning for a higher minimum wage in Seattle, where the posted job is located.

The advertised job's description says that the wage is negotiable depending on experience, but the group has said that living wage must start at at least $15--not $13 or $14 an hour.

"Seattle livable? Not hardly! The Seattle fight has moved from the streets to City Hall. In May, new Mayor Ed Murray, Democrat, announced his proposal for $15/hour — for some workers, after several years. Healthcare, tips, and other 'compensation' would be calculated into their 'income.' In short, Mayor Murray’s plan caters to big business," the group wrote in June.

They also accused big businesses of showing 'phony concern' for small businesses.

"The campaign for a $15 minimum wage could expose big business’ phony concern for small businesses by demanding solutions that correct the huge tax imbalance between corporations and genuinely small businesses," the group wrote.

Looks like the Freedom Socialist Party is also having issues with phony concern.

A screencap of the job description is below.

Published under: Big Labor , Minimum Wage