- Ben Jealous says the next president will have an opportunity to press the fight for a $15 minimum, and Bernie Sanders says he favors it nationally
- A president has the power to limit federal contractors to companies that pay $15 an hour
Ben Jealous is the former President and CEO of the NAACP. He has endorsed Bernie Sanders. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)As the Democratic presidential candidates take the debate stage in Brooklyn on Thursday, tens of thousands of workers will be out in the streets in cities such as Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles and hundreds of others demanding $15 and union rights.