“A couple of weeks ago I asked my followers if you all had the chance to ask a Democratic candidate a question, what would that question be?” she wrote in a video caption for her 49 million followers. “The topic that was mentioned the most by all of you was about raising MINIMUM WAGE.”
In the video, she tells him how difficult it is for some people to survive on their wages.
“Like, for example me, as a New Yorker, not now, but you know, when I was not famous, I just felt like no matter how many jobs I get, I wasn’t able to make ends meet,” she said. “Like, I wasn’t able to pay my rent, get transportation and eat.”
Sanders said that’s an issue in America, adding tens of millions are living on what he described as starvation wages.
“Can you imagine somebody today earning $9 an hour?” he asked. “How do you pay your rent? How do you pay for food? How do you pay for transportation?”
Sanders said unions are crucial in helping negotiate fair wages. “What we also have to do is make it easier for workers to join unions so they can sit down and engage in collective bargaining and earn a decent living,” he added.