In 1998, President Bill Clinton called for a $1.00 increase in the minimum wage to $6.15 an hour to be phased in over two years. The GOP Senate passed an increase over three years with business tax breaks.
In This Issue
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"A Blessed Opportunity ... A Profound Obligation"Read More
Major Statutes Affecting the Minimum WageRead More
Recent Action on the Minimum WageRead More
The New Deal Fight for a Wage and Hour LawRead More
Policy Issues and DemographicsRead More
Assessing the Value of the Minimum WageRead More
Pro & Con
Should the Senate Pass a Minimum Wage Increase Phased in Over Two Years?