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An Interactive Explainer about the Minimum Wage

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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photo by Annette Bernhardt/wikimedia commons

photo by Annette Bernhardt/wikimedia commons

Is it time for a raise in America? The hotly debated question of whether or not the federal government should raise the minimum wage has reached Congress once again. In the meantime, many states and cities have taken the issue into their own hands by setting their own minimum wage. But what does raising the minimum wage really mean? Check out this engaging interactive explainer, produced by Newsbound, on KQED’s The Lowdown that takes a closer look into the history of the minimum wage, arguments for and against the issue, how states have addressed it and much more.

 

Time for A Raise? What You Need to Know About the Minimum WageTime for A Raise? What You Need to Know About the Minimum Wage Includes interactive explainer Do America’s lowest wage earners deserve a raise? As Congress again delves into the hotly contested perennial debate over raising the federal minimum wage, a growing number of states and cities throughout the country are forging their own paths on the issue, resulting in an uneven national patchwork of wage laws.

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Laura Robledo studied English at UC Berkeley. When she is not reading, looking up new music, or running half marathons, she loves to explore the beautiful city of San Francisco.