Minimum Wage

Background Information

More books and videos on this topic can be found using the Library's catalog.

Boosting Paychecks: The Politics of Supporting America's Working Poor Online only
Case for a Living Wage HD 4918. W 264 2004
Chutes and Ladders: Navigating the Low-Wage Labor Market HD 8081. A 5 N 49 2006
Great Divide [Streaming Video] Online only
Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes Online only
Minimum Wages Online only
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America HD 4918. E 375 2001
Waging a Living [DVD] MEDIA HD 4975. W 33 2004
Working Americans, 1880-2006 REF HD 8066. D 47 2008

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Web Resources

2014 Minimum Wage by State
Maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures, this site keeps you up to date on changes in the minimum wage by state.
Minimum Wage
The AFL-CIO has created a series of infographics explaining the issues surrounding the minimum wage: inflation, income inequity, gender, etc. The bottom of the page offers links to the sources of information used in the infographics.
Minimum Wage
This site, hosted by the National Women's Law Center, offers data on how the minimum wage and low-wage work impacts American women.
Minimum Wage News
Bloomberg, a trusted name in business news, has created a hub for the latest news on the minimum wage and pending legislation.
Wage and Hour Division (WHD): Minimum Wage
This site by the United States Department of Labor offers information on minimum wage laws, the history of minimum wage, and answers to frequently asked questions.