It's promises noted in Barack Obama's 2008 "Blueprint for Change." Obama promised that he would protect striking workers by banning the permanent replacement of them while on strike. As of today Congress hasn't acted on the promises, and Obama hasn't pushed them to. Obama also promised to raise the minimum wage, and adjust it to inflation in both stump speeches and his campaign booklet, saying at times he would raise it every year. As of today the minimum wage remains the same level it was after the last set of raises signed into law by President Bush.