The Truth Behind the Minimum Wage

Mullin
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, establishing a minimum wage was one of the main ideas that activist groups had to end sweatshops, where workers were being forced to work in terrible conditions for low wages. The federal minimum wage in the United States has been in place since 1938, when Congress passed and President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act. It was originally…

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