House lawmakers propose higher minimum wage after bleak jobs report

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Wed, 06/06/2012 - 14:33
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 4:40 minutes (4.27 MB)
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In Washington, a group of progressive lawmakers in the House unveiled a bill today to raise the minimum wage, saying it would create the consumer demand needed to lift the US out of the recession. The move comes as a new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office finds the nation’s economic outlook worse than previously thought and after a disappointing May jobs report showed a hiring slowdown and pervasive high unemployment. FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more, in Washington, D.C.

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