• It's been 12 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage. As a McDonald's worker who makes just $10 an hour, I'm getting sick of Congress delaying another much-needed raise

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement For millions of workers across the country, it's been 12 years without a raise in the minimum wage.
    12 years is a long time. In the past 12 years, we've had three different presidents, six Olympics, and seven Fast & Furious movies. But in all that time, the federal minimum wage has stayed the same. The last time it was increased was on July 24, 2009, to the amount of just $7.25 an hour.
    That means that companies like the one I work for, McDonald's, can continue to pay us starvation wages, even while they made nearly $5 billion in profits last year in the middle of a...
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