History Of Creating A Federal Minimum Wage

Eric Rauchway is interviewed on Capital Public Radio's Insight with Beth Ruyak.

Around the country communities are weighing proposals to raise the local minimum wage to reflect rising costs of living. In Sacramento, city leaders proposed a $12.50 per hour minimum wage and it stirred up controversy on both sides saying it’s too high or not high enough.

Beth Ruyak talks to Eric Rauchway about the origins of President Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation that created the federal minimum wage.

Listen to the interview at Capital Public Radio.