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$15 and Change: How Seattle led the Country’s Wage RevolutionYes! Magazine.

An Animate History of the Minimum Wage.” Michael Lester, Time.

F.D.R. Makes the Case for the Minimum Wage,” Teresa Tritch, New York Times. March 7, 2014.

Features related to minimum wage. Bill Moyers Website. 2014.

How Minimum Wage Lost Its Status As a Tool of Social Progress in the U.S.” Rick Wartzman, Wall Street Journal, 2011.

Inflation and the Real Minimum Wage: A Fact Sheet,” Craig K. Elwell, Congressional Research Service, 2014.

The Effects of a Minimum Wage Increase on Family Employment and Income,” Congressional Budget Office. 2014.

The Effects of Minimum Wages on SNAP Enrollments and Expenditures,” Rachel West and Michael Reich, Center for American Progress, 2014.

Also See These Websites:

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Postal Square Building,
2 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20212-0001

Commissioner, Erica L. Groshen
Deputy Commissioner, John M. Galvin
Regional offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its Commissioner releases monthly labor statistics. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information in objective, timely, accurate, and relevant manner.

Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division

Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243)

Administrator, David Weil
Deputy Administrator, Laura Fortman
Deputy Administrator for Program Operations, Patricia Davidson

The Wage and Hour mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the Nation’s workforce. For current minimum wage laws see here.

Economic Policy Institute (EPI)

1333 H Street NW, Suite 300, East Tower
Washington, DC 20005-4707
(202) 775-8810

President, Lawrence Mishel
Research and Policy Director, Josh Bivens

EPI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions. To achieve this goal, EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America and proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers.

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