Ralph Nader: Demand a Raise in the Minimum Wage

Dandelion Salad

with Ralph Nader

July 24:

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A consumer advocate, lawyer and political activist, Ralph Nader first made headlines in 1965 with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, which led to congressional hearings and passage of a series of automobile safety laws. Nader went on to build a national network of citizen groups that have had a significant impact in such areas as tax reform, nuclear energy, healthcare and safety programs. Named by The Atlantic as one of the 100 most influential figures in American history, Nader ran for president twice [actually four times], including in the controversial 2000 election. The best-selling author’s upcoming title is The Seventeen Solutions.

watch via www.pbs.org

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader | Interviews | Tavis Smiley | PBS

Transcript

[…] That’s what we need now, and Labor Day is perfect for this minimum wage, $10, the Jesse Jackson bill, H.R. 5901. Just remember that. Get people out around the offices of the senators and representatives and buttonhole them now. In the next two weeks they’re having town meetings. […]

If you would just buttonhole your senator, buttonhole your congressman, just say, “Are you for a $10 minimum wage, catching up with 1968, when the worker productivity was half of what it is now,” is that a big deal, catching up with 1968? […]

see

The Democratic Party Sleeps on FDR’s Legacy by Ralph Nader

Financial Predators v. Labor, Industry and Democracy by Michael Hudson

Don’t 30 Million Workers Deserve 1968 Wages? by Ralph Nader

Their plan for low-wage America

Minimum Wage: Catching up with 1968 by Ralph Nader

Nader to Occupy: Help Raise the Minimum Wage by Chris Hedges

http://www.timeforaraise.org/

18 thoughts on “Ralph Nader: Demand a Raise in the Minimum Wage

  1. Demand raise for produce department in Alabama at Walmart , tired of my wonderful son living on poverty level for working less than what they do at a small store like Piggly Wggley and doing 100 times .more !

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