How a tiny airport town near Seattle led the new movement against low wages

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:14:02 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/22/how-a-tiny-airport-town-near-seattle-led-the-new-movement-against-low-wages/>

"The issue of chronic low pay has been thrust into the spotlight over the last
year by Barack Obama, whose proposal for a hike in the federal hourly minimum
wage — from $7.25 to $10.10 — would mean a direct pay rise for more than 16
million workers, with another eight million indirectly benefiting. By any
standard that would represent a major increase, but it would still only restore
the federal minimum wage to just above the level it attained 45 years ago,
after adjusting for inflation."

On minimum wage increases in the US.

Via Jim Feig.

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