It’s a stupid non-story. The exemption has everything to do with American Samoa and nothing to do with San Francisco.
I guess from now on, we’ll have to get used to whines of ‘bias’ and ‘hypocrisy’ every time a Democrat does something that benefits a constituent… zzzzzzz.
Starkist is owned by Del Monte who is owned by Heinz. Heinz political contributions:
$55,769 to Democrats (29%)
$136,420 to Republicans (71%)
Aren’t there any important stories to talk about? Why do you guys even read the Washington Times, anyway? Don’t you know it’s owned by Reverend Moon?[/quote]
“One of the biggest opponents of the federal minimum wage in Samoa is StarKist Tuna, which owns one of the two packing plants that together employ more than 5,000 Samoans, or nearly 75 percent of the island’s work force. StarKist’s parent company, Del Monte Corp., has headquarters in San Francisco, which is represented by Mrs. Pelosi. The other plant belongs to California-based Chicken of the Sea.”
Why do the Democrats oppose raising the minimum wage for these workers but support it in all the other territories?