Vanita Gupta Supports $15 Minimum Wage While Family Business Pays Mexicans $1.30 an Hour.
While serving as President and CEO of The Education Fund in 2018, Gupta made a moral case to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
“Raising wages is a moral question: do we value the people who are the engine of our economy or not? The answer must be yes,” she said.
“The majority of people who would benefit from the policy changes we recommend are women, especially women of color, who are overrepresented in the low-wage workforce,” Gupta continued. “The first-hand stories in this report capture the day-to-day struggles of minimum wage life while underscoring the importance of providing better opportunities for low-income communities.”
Aptiv’s business priorities seem to fail the nominee’s own example of paying “women of color” an honest wage. According to the report, “Other positions currently advertised by the company include a full-time general operator job that pays $290 a month and a production line operator position that pays $274 a month.”