A dream deferred: Minimum wage higher in ’63 than today

Source: Our Future
by Richard Eskow

“When Bayard Rustin addressed the March on Washington in 1963, he said this: ‘We demand that there be an increase in the national minimum wage so that men may live in dignity.’ The crowd cheered in response. But after fifty years of commemorating that march, after thousands of reverent re-readings of Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, that dream remains deferred — and worse. The minimum wage is lower today than it was in 1963. Of the people who speak reverently about that march this week, how many will fight for a higher minimum wage so that all people can live in dignity?” [editor’s note: This is worth noting, if only for its reference to “real wages” and inflation’s effect on them – SAT] (08/26/13)

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