Posts tagged ‘Jesse Jackson Jr.’

Ralph Nader: 30 Million Workers Would Benefit From Raising Minimum Wage to 1968 Level

by , posted on Friday, June 15th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

from Democracy Now!

In 2008, Barack Obama pledged to raise the minimum wage every year once elected, but the hourly rate of $7.25 hasn’t increased since 2007. Low-wage workers now make far less than they did four decades ago. Last week Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. introduced The Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2012. It draws its name from the idea that the federal minimum wage would be $10.55 an hour now if it had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years. While the bill has about 20 co-sponsors so far President Obama has yet to endorse it. We speak to longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader.



Racine, Wisconsin Rally for The Budget for All

by , posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 2:52 pm


Progressive Congress teamed up with the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Service Employees International Union to take the CPC’s Budget for All directly to the people of Paul Ryan’s district. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. helped host the rally where we highlighted the negative impact of the Ryan Republican Budget for the 1% and the positive alternatives of the Budget for All.

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