Low-Paid Workers To Get Raise On Friday

08/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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 2008, pushed the federal wage to $5.85 and then to the current $6.55 an hour. The third, which goes into effect Friday, will push it to $7.25 an hour.

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