Interactive: Minimum Wage Evaporates Quickly

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By Michael Messina

While some call the discussion about minimum wage in this country a “debate,” there are many that have already discovered (or are living proof) that it is not enough to survive on. We at Labor 411 push union-made products and services because of their direct connection to providing a respectable living wage for workers in this country.

The New York Times recently published an article explaining the direct and obvious benefits of raising the minimum wage. Last month, it would seem in order to prove an obvious point in a creative way, they also created a minimum wage calculator — an interactive experience that visually displays how quickly a year’s worth of minimum wage pay gets sucked up. We encourage you to check it out here if you haven’t already.

They posit the question “Can You Live on the Minimum Wage?” We know a rhetorical question when we see one.

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