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National minimum wage law enacted, June 24, 1938
On this day in 1938, a federal minimum wage went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Congress initially set the wage at 25 cents an hour, which amounted to about $3.50 in current dollars.

Most recently, Congress increased it in a series of 70-cent increments — to $5.85 an hour in July 2007, $6.55 in July 2008. That trend, however, has recently ended: Since July 2009, the federal minimum wage has been pegged at $7.25 an hour.

As of this year, Massachusetts and Washington state have the highest minimum wages in the country, at $11 an hour. New York City’s minimum wage is scheduled to rise to $15 an hour by the end of 2018.

Since July 1, 2016, the minimum wage in the District of Columbia has been set at $11.50 an hour. On July 1, it will rise to $12.50 an hour. It will be $13.25 an hour as of July 1, 2018; $14 an hour as of July 1, 2019; and $15 an hour as of July 1, 2020.

Good News! (for only some states or cities) We still need to make more progress, this is not even close to being enough

So #MissUSA2017 was crowned, the winner was Miss District of Colombia who said “healthcare is a privilege not a right” and “I’m not a feminist because I don’t hate men” and still won. She now represents women in America internationally, an anti feminist and anti healthcare woman now is supposed to be a role model for Americans. She won over Miss New Jersey, a South Asian girl who gave the best answers on stage but lost. I’m in shock


Great Britain: Landscapes - Kynance Cove/Cornwall,  Sligachan Bridge/Skye ,Beachy Head, The Quiraing/Isle Of Skye, Pistyll Rhaedr, Loch Torridon, London/Hampstead Heath, Orton/Lake District, Loch Torridon, Llanberis Pass/Snowdonia

-for more  of my UK shots and more travel:travel britain european travel world travel UK travel London travel

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Three Canada geese flying through a rainbow at Morris Wetland Management District in Minnesota. Made up of 245 small parcels of wetlands and grasslands scattered throughout an eight-county area, the Morris District restores and protects enough wetland and grassland habitat to meet the needs of prairie wildlife and breeding waterfowl, as well as providing places for public recreation. Photo by Alex Galt, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

GOP nominee in Georgia’s 6th District special election says she doesn’t “support a livable wage”

  • Karen Handel, the Republican nominee in Georgia’s 6th District special election, said Tuesday she doesn’t “support a livable wage.”
  • The comment came in response to a question about raising the minimum wage during a debate with her Democratic rival, Jon Ossoff.
  • Ossoff said he supported a minimum wage increase, while Handel said she didn’t.
  • “I do not support a livable wage,” she said, painting her view as the “fundamental difference between a liberal and a conservative.”
  • “What I support is making sure we have an economy that is robust, with low taxes and less regulation so that those small businesses that would be dramatically hurt if you impose higher minimum wages on them are able to do what they do best: grow jobs and create good, paying jobs for the people of the 6th District,” Handel added. Read more (6/6/17)

@litladiesnetwork’s third event fictional woc in literature
   ↳  rue, the hunger games

but i feel as if i did know rue, and she’ll always be with me. everything beautiful brings her to mind. i see her in the yellow flowers that grow in the meadow by my house. i see her in the mockingjays that sing in the trees.