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Minimum Wage Workers And Activists Protest For Higher Wages

Still $7.25 after all these years

On July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage rose to $7.25 an hour, the last bump of a three-step increase enacted in 2007 with bipartisan support. Five years later -- despite cost increases of 11% and record income inequality, and despite an unprecedented, nationwide push for higher wages in the streets, at the ballot box, in statehouses, and at businesses small and large -- it remains hopelessly stuck there due to Congressional indifference.

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