Chart of the Day: A stagnant minimum wage for society’s essential working people

Although some cities and states have imposed higher minimum wages, the federal minimum wage has not kept up with the times. Fifty years ago, people working at the minimum wage were receiving a salary that was 50% of average hourly earnings. Today, the $7.25 per hour minimum wage is 29% of the $25 average hourly earnings of hourly workers. … READ MORE >