CNBC: CNBC: Jeb Bush, Uber and the new American contract worker

While the debate over raising the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour looms in the background, the front runners for now are taking aim at the struggles of modern employment that often includes a patchwork of small, part-time gigs to make ends meet.

“Candidates are realizing the connection between low wages, work that is subcontracted and inequality in our country,” said Rebecca Smith, deputy director of the National Employment Law Project, an advocacy group for lower-wage workers.

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