Protesters rally outside of a Wendy's in Brooklyn, New York, on Dec. 5 in support of raising fast food wages from $7.25 to $15 per hour.
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January 10, 2014 When President Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty 50 years ago, part of it was a pushed to increase the nation's minimum wage. Low-wage workers actually saw their purchasing power peak while Johnson was in office.
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