American Workers and the Future of Minimum Wage Politics
This essay provides a detailed, worker-oriented assessment of the new federal minimum wage law. Using a class-analytic approach and empirical findings generated by the 1987-1989 campaign to increase the federal minimum wage, I examine specific provisions of the new law and key political-economic variables evident in the struggle to pass it. I conclude by offering strategic observations on key trends likely to shape future campaigns to increase the federal minimum wage.
Kamolnick, Paul. 1993. American Workers and the Future of Minimum Wage Politics. Review of Radical Political Economics. Vol.25(2). 26-49. https://doi.org/10.1177/048661349302500202 ISSN: 0486-6134