Elizabeth Parisian

Elizabeth Parisian is Policy Analyst & Research Coordinator for Stand Up! Chicago, a coalition of community organizations and labor unions working together for economic justice. She authored Investing in Chicago Communities: A Jobs Fund for a Future That Works, a proposal to create 40,000 new jobs in the city by generating $1.4 billion in annual revenue through a $.25 per fee on speculative trades on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). Elizabeth has written for the Chicago Tribune and has appeared on Chicago Tonight on WTTW, The Salim Muwakkil Show on WVON, Live from the Heartland on WLUW, and other programs.

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Friday, June 22, 2012
Some Employers and Republicans Want to Lower the Minimum Wage -- Here's Why They're Completely Out of Touch
If you've been on Facebook this week, you've probably seen the Chris Rock quote making the rounds :
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A Can't-Miss Season Finale: The 99% Takes on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange
With NATO tumult competing on the airwaves with the very last performances of American Idol finalists, we're in the midst of big-time drama. And it's about to get even bigger. As we speak, thousands of "average" Chicago taxpayers are putting on their protest shoes and gearing up for an incredible season finale.
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Monday, May 07, 2012
The Most Powerful Company You've Never Heard of: Meet CME Group
Think of powerful, multi-billion dollar corporations, and many come readily to mind. Wal-Mart. General Electric. Exxon Mobil. Bank of America. McDonald's. Apple. We recognize their logos, know what they sell and how to buy it -- or how to not buy it if we choose. But for all their riches and ubiquity, when it comes to sheer raw power, these high-profile behemoths are eclipsed by a company that most of us have never heard of.
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