Minimum Wage Laws: “To Supply the Necessary Cost of Living and to Maintain the Worker in Health.”

Aaaaaand we’re still fighting. Photo by Applewood Books

For those hell-bent on perpetuating the myth that minimum wage was never intended to provide a living wage (just pocket money for suburban teens) — I got news for you.

Pull up a chair.

The state of Massachusetts enacted the nation’s first minimum wage law on June 4, 1912…