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National Employment Law Proejct

Americans Deserve a Big Raise -- Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Over the past 50 years, the productivity of America's workers has surged, but the minimum wage has fallen further and further behind. In fact, if the minimum wage had kept pace with increases in worker productivity since 1960, it would now stand at $21.72 per hour.