Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Dream Deferred: Minimum Wage Higher in ’63 than Today

Richard (RJ) Eskow, Op-Ed:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than ten million Americans qualify as the “working poor.” That means they spent at least half the year in the labor force yet still live below the poverty line. That includes four percent of all full-time workers. Black and brown Americans were more than twice as likely as white Americans to be among the working poor. Will we be remembering something called “the March on Washington” this week, or will we more accurately recall “the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom?”

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