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General Membership Meeting
Dec. 11, 2016,
at 10 a.m. at the Union Hall.
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Today in Labor History
Dec. 2, 1954 The U.S. Senate votes 65-22 to condemn Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wisc.) for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.” McCarthy was a rabid anti-Communist who falsely accused thousands of Americans, mostly people who supported labor, civil rights and other progressive causes, of being traitors.
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Minimum wage: Who Decided Workers Should Fall Behind?
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Feb. 25, 2013 | The federal minimum wage was first put in place in 1938. From that year until 1968 when its value peaked, the purchasing power of the minimum wage increased by more than 140%. As a result, minimum wage workers saw a sharp increase in their living standards. Over this 30-year period, low wage workers shared in the gains of the economy as a whole as the minimum wage rose in step with productivity growth. If workers at the bottom had continued to share in the economy's growth in the years since 1968 as they had in the three decades before 1968, we would be looking at a very different economy and society. Read the full story here.


 
 
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