The Minimum Wage, 75 Years Later

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Back in the 1920s and 30s, the average worker clocked in 10-12 hours a day, 6 days a week. That's if they had a job. Children toiled in factories, and employers could pay workers anything they wanted. Feisty priests, rabbis, and other people of faith led the fight to create a federal minimum wage, in 1938. This week, we return to that moment in history, as President Obama decides whether or not to raise the federal minimum wage to just over $10. Interfaith Voices talks with Kim Bobo, founder and director of Interfaith Worker Justice.

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