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When I graduated college in 1968, the typical corporate CEO got 20 times the pay of the average worker. When I became labor secretary in 1993, the ratio was 61-to-1. Today, the ratio is 320-to-1. Capitalism is off the rails.
American workers today compete against millions of illegal immigrants for too few jobs with wages that are too low—that’s unfair. It's time we end the black market for illegal labor and raise the minimum wage so Americans can better support their families.
Since the Citizens United ruling, huge amounts of money from unknown donors have flooded into the political arena with an outsized influence over our elections. It’s time for that to end. That's why I cosponsored the #DISCLOSE Act.
Join my colleagues & me live at the U.S. Capitol for a press conference about the Equality Act.
I recently offered an amendment to the budget bill that would have helped get kids back in school after teachers were vaccinated. Every single Senate Democrat voted against it. It's very clear this isn’t about safety or science. It’s pure politics & kids are paying the price.