Today in Labor History: July 24; Labor Song

Today in Labor History: July 242013.07.22—history-minwage
The U.S. minimum wage increases to $6.55 per hour today. The original minimum, set in 1938 by the Fair Labor Standards Act, was 25¢ per hour – 2008

U.S. minimum wage rises to $7.25 per hour, up from $6.55 – 2009
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2013.07.22—song-phillips-sorrelsLabor Song: Soapbox Oration
“Soapbox Oration” is from the album “The Long Memory,” by Rosalie Sorrels and U. Utah Phillips.  Click here to listen to the song.

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