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ERIC Number: ED014579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 18
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STATE MINIMUM WAGE LEGISLATION, A WEAPON IN THE WAR ON POVERTY.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
CENSUS DATA SHOW THAT POVERTY IS OFTEN THE RESULT OF SERIOUS WAGE INADEQUACIES. IN 1964, NEARLY ONE-FIFTH OF THE MORE THAN 47.5 MILLION FAMILIES IN THE NATION HAD INCOMES UNDER $3,000. MINIMUM WAGE LEGISLATION HELPS TO ELIMINATE POVERTY BY SETTING A FLOOR FOR WAGES. FEWER THAN 30 MILLION OF THE MORE THAN 47 MILLION NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES IN PRIVATE INDUSTRY ARE COVERED BY THE FEDERAL LABOR STANDARD ACT OF 1938, AS AMENDED. MORE THAN 17.5 MILLION MUST LOOK TO STATE LEGISLATION FOR PROTECTION. A TOTAL OF 38 STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND PUERTO RICO HAVE MINIMUM WAGE LAWS ON THE STATUTE BOOKS. THE APPENDIX INCLUDES (1) TABULAR DATA FOR LAUNDRY AND CLEANING SERVICE EMPLOYEES, EATING AND DRINKING PLACE EMPLOYEES, AND NURSING HOME AND RELATED FACILITIES EMPLOYEES EARNING LESS THAN $1.25 AN HOUR, AND HOTEL AND MOTEL EMPLOYEES EARNING LESS THAN $1.30 AN HOUR, BY REGION, STANDARD METROPOLITAN AREA, AND SEX FOR JUNE 1963, (2) A CHECKLIST ON STANDARDS SET BY STATE MINIMUM WAGE LAWS, AND (3) THE MINIMUM WAGE STATUS OF 50 STATES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND PUERTO RICO. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
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