House Republicans are seeking large cuts in domestic programs for the rest of this fiscal year - including 21 percent from the Labor Department - and they promise more to come next year.
The federal program that has helped hundreds of thousands of workers get back on their feet after their jobs went overseas could soon disappear due to an error by Congress.
The current minimum wage at $8.25, which went into effect in July, would be boosted by 50 cents plus the rate of inflation annually until it reaches the historic $10.
Democrats introduced into Congress a bill to extend unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed and challenged Republicans to "bring this to a vote as soon as possible."
The gathering was the latest in a series of actions Quan has initiated as part of her goal to be a "people's mayor."
Obama renominated former top union attorney Craig Becker as a member of the National Labor Relations Board
Gov. Jerry Brown invoked the struggles for democracy in Egypt and Tunisia as he called for "turning to the people" for "a clear mandate"
In addition to ignoring the jobs mandate, Republicans have now introduced a bill that redefines rape and incest as only that which is "forcible."