With hunger a continuing problem in the metro DC area, McKirchy thanked generous staff at both American Income Life and the Bank of Labor for donating food to the agency last week.
If you want to help, details are on our website at dclabor.org, click on Community Services.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 2009, the U.S. minimum wage rose to $7.25 per hour, where it remains.
Since 2012, the "Fight for $15" movement has pushed for an increase in the minimum wage and a growing number of local governments across the country, including here in the metro area, have passed laws that will gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Today’s labor quote is by former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, who said:
"If the minimum wage in 1968 had simply kept up with inflation it would be more than $10 today. If it also kept up with the added productivity of American workers since then, it would be more than $21 an hour…"
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