"The wealth is not being shared by the workers who created it," he said, "We have the greatest gap in wealth since the 1920's, this has got to stop."
Researcher Monica Garcia-Perez presented her findings to an AFL-CIO-co-sponsored conference on race, income and inequality.
As a Washington state senator, Jayapal championed protections for immigrants and minorities and voting rights for all, and for a raise in the state minimum wage.
Bernie made clear that the campaign was not about him, it was about building a political revolution that would last years after the election was over.
In all, about 50,000 low-wage workers in St. Louis will see an immediate pay increase come October 15.
While Chris Christie campaigns for the presidency, the people of New Jersey continue to suffer the consequences of his disastrous policies.
The nation's largest local government voted to raise the minimum wage for county employees and workers employed in the unincorporated areas -- 1.2 and 1.6 million workers.
"It's a question of simple math: You cannot support a family in New York for $18,000 a year."
He makes $6.40 an hour delivering pizzas by bicycle; he has one day off a week; he is living in a studio apartment uptown with six other people; the rent is $1100.
Local organizations and unions gather in the Twin Cities on April 15 for the national actions in the fight to raise wages.