Minimum Wage

By: Xena Henriquez

Minimum wage is the lowest amount an employer can pay an employee. It establishes a base level for pay. Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the bill to pass "Minimum Wage Pay" as a part of the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. It started off at twenty-five cents then later progressed over time. The average pay for minimum wage in the U.S now varies from state to state. $7.25 is the most common minimum wage pay.
Minimum wage was created first created to fight against the Great Depression. It's main purpose was to ensure economic growth. It allows people to make a decent amount of money at their jobs. Not only does it provide equality for all workers, it also helps keep workers out of poverty. The amount of minimum wage doesn't change very often. The Fair Standards Labor Act has only been amended twice.
“No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt