The Push for Living Wage Laws

Raphael, Todd
October 2001
Workforce;Oct2001, Vol. 80 Issue 10, p24
Focuses on the efforts of labor unions and activists to push for an increase in the federal minimum wage in the United States (U.S.). Provisions of the minimum wage ordinances established by several cities and states in the U.S.; Plan of wage-increase supporters to target college campuses in their lobbying efforts.


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