Nader Urges President Obama to Sign Executive Order Guaranteeing Federal Contractors $10.70 Minimum Wage

Nader Says President Obama Should Be Ashamed that Federal Government, Through its Outsourced Corporate Contractors, is the Largest Single Employer of Low-Wage Workers in the United States For more information contact: Ralph Nader or Jeff Musto 202-387-8030 [email protected] June 25, 2013 On the 75th anniversary of the first lasting federal minimum wage law, the Fair […]

Americans Deserve a Big Raise–Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act : Huffington Post

By Peter Dreier and Donald Cohen       Business groups and their political allies have consistently attacked the idea of a minimum wage ever since President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed it during the Depression to help stimulate the economy. And today — the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which FDR […]

The minimum-wage stimulus : Reuters

By Felix Salmon Nick Hanauer has a good idea today: raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. The minimum-wage intervention would kill a lot of birds with one stone: it’s a win-win-win-win-win-win. First of all, most simply and most cleanly, it would immediately raise the incomes of millions of cash-strapped Americans — precisely the […]