Columnist: Despite increase, minimum wage still too low

07/31/2007 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Despite the first of three annual increases to the minimum wage this month, it remains "far short of the real value it had a half-century ago," argues Boston Globe columnist Derrick Z. Jackson. In 1956, the wage was 56% of the national average wage, a figure that has now shrunk to 31%.

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