Friday, August 29, 2014

Raise the Goddamn Minimum Wage

Why don't poor people just work harder? Well because when they do, sometimes they're so exhausted they have to nap in the car in between their four jobs and they DIE FROM BREATHING IN CARBON MONOXIDE AND GAS FUMES THAT'S WHY.

A 32-year-old woman was found dead inside her SUV in a convenience store parking lot, where she was trying to get some extra sleep between shifts at her four part-time jobs, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports. 
Police say Maria Fernandes, who worked at two New Jersey Dunkin locations, left her car running while she napped Monday morning, and died after inhaling carbon monoxide and fumes from a spilled gas can.

This Latina woman was such a responsible hard worker that she had four jobs, and kept a can of gas in her car in case she ran low on gas in between her four jobs because she didn't even have fucking time to stop at a gas station. NOW SHE'S DEAD.

She did all this just to make ends meet. If she had been paid enough to only have to work three jobs, she'd probably still be alive.

Republicans basically think poor people don't deserve to live. Also capitalism doesn't work.

Here's a petition to tell fast food companies to start paying their workers a living wage.

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