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Don’t 30 million workers deserve 1968 wages?
In The Public Interest
Thirty million American workers arise — you have nothing to lose but some of your debt!
Wednesday morning, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) introduced the “Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2012” (H.R. 5901) – legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10 per hour. The present minimum wage is $7.25, way below the unrealistically low federal poverty definition of $18,123 per year for a family of three. Adjusted for inflation, the 1968 minimum wage today would be a little above $10 per hour.