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HOURLY WAGES FOR MINNESOTA WORKERS
PROOF POSITIVE THAT THE WAR AGAINST WORKING AMERICA IS OVER. CORPORATE AMERICAN HAS WON! Every one of these jobs is at or below the poverty level. California has been importing welders and other skilled construction workers from China because Americans cannot survive at the low wages these jobs pay. The war agains working America has come full circle. Working Americans have the same working conditions that they did 100 years ago.
What would you expect? Demand is down, companies aren't making money and you think employee wages are going to rise? I sold less because of the recession, my factory (US manufcaturer) made less product and I earned less. That is the way things work. At least these people made the same or more - I made less.
"Working Americans have the same working conditions that they did 100 years ago". If you want people to take you seriously you shouldn't post such emotional nonsense.
Even the lowest paid job on this list exceeds the federal poverty guidelines for a family of four. The federal povery guideline for a family of four is $23,050. Hopefully a family of four has two wage earners so they make well over poverty level.
All the more reason to save your money. If you're struggling with a job that doesn't pay diddly-squat, you can use your nest egg as as leverage to get out of the hole you're in by seeking higher education (with a practical twist) & job (perhaps in the medical field) that pays a living wage. I mean, if you buy a new Camaro, you're doomed to a lifetime of lousy wages because you'll never get that $25K back.
theshadough -- you sold less? If you sell to Americans, they are using their $16-20 per hour paychecks nowdays to pay for the necessities, like gas, food, insurance, housing, phone (yes, a cell phone is a necessity now), and God forbid-- cable TV to enjoy life a little after a hard day's work. $16-20 an hour doesn't SOUND bad, but try living on it.
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