The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

So Minimum, It’s Almost Zero

Jan 9, 2012

The minimum wage may have gone up from $1.40 an hour in 1967, to $7.25 an hour today–but minimum wage workers are worse off than they were 45 years ago. Due to inflation, today’s minimum wage buys 20% less than what the $1.40 could buy.

This is not a minimum wage–it’s a starvation wage!