Steve Ahlquist is a writer, artist and current president of the Humanists of Rhode Island, a non-profit group dedicated to reason, compassion, optimism, courage and action. The views expressed are his own and not necessarily those of any organization of which he is a member.

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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

9 responses to “Hunger strikers helped win $9 minimum wage for all”

  1. jgardner

    “[O]ne should now expect the best minimum wage workers in Pawtucket and East Providence to cross the border into Massachusetts for the $11 an hour fast food jobs, leaving the $9 jobs here in Rhode Island to the second tier workers.”
     
    Doth my eyes deceive me? Is this Mr. Ahlquist acknowledging the hurtful effects of the MW, something he’s continuously refused to do in previous writings? Why yes, I believe it is. But Mr. Ahlquist, if the MW were $11/hr in RI, where would the “second tier workers,” the workers who aren’t skilled enough to get $11/hr jobs, get jobs from?

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  2. Kate

    Thanks for your excellent reporting on this.

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