Posted 10 years ago on April 20, 2012, 2 p.m. EST by shoozTroll
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Disappointed that people started to notice the incredibly horrid social policy that ALEC has been paying to get enacted, They have decided that your paycheck should be the focus of their next assault on common decency and the American way.
Race to the bottom with ALEC!!
The "Living Wage Mandate Preemption Act" would repeal and then ban local "living wage" ordinances like the ones in some 140 cities that provide a higher minimum for city workers/contractors -- enough to maintain a safe, decent standard of living in a community. Similarly, the ALEC "Starting (Minimum) Wage Repeal Act" would preempt the ability of localities to pay a minimum wage higher than the federal level. Some 22 states allow starting wages, but ALEC objects to the policy as an "unfunded mandate."