“How did we get to a point in America where you could work a full-time job, forty hours a week, five days a week, 52 weeks a year and still be in poverty?”
It’s absurd that we have to ask this question – and it’s worth looking into the answers. So here’s a video from ATTN: that breaks down the history and current state of the minimum wage in the US in two-and-a-half minutes.
How did we get to this point of failing to support workers, and why should we all be doing something about it? Find out here.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
Click for the Transcript
To learn more about this topic, check out:
- How Increasing the Minimum Wage Helps the Poor – And the Rest of Us, Too
- 7 Things You Might Not Know About the Minimum Wage (and Why We Need to Raise It)