Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

“Unskilled Labor” is a Myth Used to Justify Poverty Wages

All jobs deserve a living wage.

Photo by Nielson Caetano-Salmeron on Unsplash

One of the biggest arguments I’ve seen against raising the minimum wage is that it would “unfairly” reward unskilled labor. These are jobs like food service workers, retail workers, cleaning staff, and pretty much any job that is considered “easy” and doesn’t require a degree. “These people don’t work hard and…

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Matthew Maniaci

Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.