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The Birth Of The Minimum Wage In America

The Birth Of The Minimum Wage In America

NPR - David Kestenbaum

In 1895, legislators in New York state decided to improve working conditions in what at the time could be a deadly profession: baking bread. "Bakeries are actually extremely dangerous places to work," says Eric Rauchway, a historian at the University of California, Davis. "Because flour is such a …

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