The U.S. minimum wage is actually lower than it was in the late 1960s. Five years after King’s speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, the federal minimum wage, when converted into 2013 dollars, was $10.70, compared to $7.25 now. (The nominal minimum wage, according to the Congressional Research Service, was only $1.60 per hour in 1968. The $10.70 amount is adjusted for inflation).


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Magnum photographer Leonard Freed (1929-2006

Is class the new race?

Editor’s note: John D. Sutter is a columnist for CNN Opinion and head of CNN’s Change the List project.

(CNN) — Let’s play a little game.

Which of the following signs did protestors hold at the March on Washington, 50 years ago this week, and which were held up this year by fast-food workers:

1. “WE MARCH FOR HIGHER MINIMUM WAGES
COVERAGE FOR ALL WORKERS NOW!”

2. “WE ARE WORTH MORE”

3. “I AM A MAN”

4. “WE MARCH FOR JOBS FOR ALL
A DECENT PAY NOW!

Find the answers and continue reading on this link
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/30/opinion/sutter-class-race-fast-food/index.html

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