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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Emanuel Plays Games in Re-election Hopes

Sep 29, 2014

Big headlines: Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued an executive order raising the minimum wage to $13 an hour. Behind the big headlines was this much bigger fact: only 1,000 workers will benefit, while there are 400,000 workers in Chicago getting under $13.

In other words, it’s only a stunt by Emanuel who thinks it will earn some credit before his run for re-election in February.

You know what, Rahm? We can’t eat headlines! And our kids can’t get an education on them!