Minimum Wage: Who Decided Workers Should Fall Behind?
by DEAN BAKER
Feb 19, 2013 | 711 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print


It was encouraging to see President Obama propose an increase in the minimum wage in his State of the Union Address, even if the $9.00 target did not seem especially ambitious. If the $9.00 minimum wage were in effect this year, the inflation-adjusted value of the minimum wage would still be more than 2.0 percent lower than it had been in the late 1960s. And this proposed target would not even be reached until 2015, when inflation is predicted to lower the value by another 6 percent.

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