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Jul 22 2009 Metro Latino USA
Minimum wage raises have been so little, so late that even with the increase to $7.25 on July 24, workers will still make less than the $7.93 minimum wage of 1956, adjusting for inflation.It would take $9.92 to match the buying power of the minimum...
Tony Pugh
Jul 19 2009 McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — The final installment of a three-part increase in the federal minimum wage is proving to be the most controversial.

Two previous wage hikes, one in 2007, the other in...

Fred Hammond
Jul 19 2009 Tuscaloosa News
A coalition of faith leaders and community partners, called Let Justice Roll is calling on Congress to raise the minimum again in 2010 to $10 an hour. The grass roots organization claims this will move us closer to the goal of the “minimum...
Jul 19 2009 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Cindia Cameron, Organizing Director, 9to5 National Association of Working Women Co-chair, Georgia Minimum Wage Coalition

In 1938, with an unemployment rate of 19 percent, President Franklin Roosevelt said...
Valerie J. Morgan
Jul 15 2009 On Common Ground News
The federal minimum wage for workers in Georgia and 28 other states will increase from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour starting July 24. This will mark the third increase in three years.
 
For a full-time worker, the 70-cent hike will mean a...
Jul 14 2009 Let Justice Roll
A chart of all the states and cities with a minimum wage above the current federal minimum wage.
Laury Hammel
Wayland, MA
Jul 14 2009 Boston Globe

IN HIS critique of raising the minimum wage, Jeff Jacoby (Op-ed, July 8) cites economists who have predicted that jobs would be lost as...