This week will be commemorated as #wageweek by advocates, workers, and business leaders across the country. It was this week in 2009 that the federal minimum wage was last raised to $7.25 where it remains today.
The failure of the federal minimum wage to be raised in the past six years is just the recent failure in a long line of inaction that has allowed this wage floor to erode and with it an important check on rising inequality, economic hardship and inefficient economic performance. The minimum wage is now far below what it actually takes to make ends meet for a worker and a labor standard that fails to reflect the modern economy.
Here are four facts about the minimum wage in North Carolina: Read more