Washington, DC, October 26th, 2015: Ralph Nader today wrote to the 36 confirmed and assumed members of the House Freedom Caucus urging them to support raising the minimum wage. The Freedom Caucus, a group of approximately 36 representatives (they do not release their membership roster) is dedicated to promoting “the liberty, safety and prosperity of […]
The Honorable John Boehner Speaker of the House H-232, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 March 5, 2014 Dear Speaker Boehner, What will it take for you to bring a raise in the minimum wage to a vote? A recent poll shows that 80% of Americans, including 62% of Republicans, support raising the minimum wage. Seven […]
The Congressional Budget Office’s report on the the effects of a minimum wage increase to $10.10 failed to reflect the modern economic consensus on minimum wage raise’s employment effects. The weight of evidence from the economics literature has found that increases in overall business costs resulting from moderate wage increases are modest and can be […]
As most readers have no doubt already heard, early last week I filed the text of an initiative that would raise California’s minimum wage to $12.00 per hour, a figure far higher than that of any state or city in America. The heavy resulting coverage in The New York Times and numerous other major media […]
Read the letter here.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will raise California’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016, a move celebrated by workers but criticized by many businesses. The wage hike will go into effect in two phases: The current minimum of $8 an hour will be lifted to $9 on July 1, […]