Minimum Wage Photos on Townhall

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              In this Feb. 13, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama speaks to workers and guests at the Linamar Corporation plant in Arden, N.C. Obama says raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour and ty

    In this Feb. 13, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama speaks to workers and guests at the Linamar Corporation plant in Arden, N.C. Obama says raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour and ty

    Posted: 2/14/2013 4:03:25 AM EST
    In this Feb. 13, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama speaks to workers and guests at the Linamar Corporation plant in Arden, N.C. Obama says raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour and tying future increases to inflation will raise the incomes of millions living in poverty and spur job growth. Business groups are not so sure. They complain that boosting the federal rate from $7.25 an hour would discourage employers from hiring new workers, hurting the very people Obama aims to help. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
  •  - Striking farm workers carry a placard demanding a minimum wage of 150 Rand as they march towards police at De Doorns on N1 highway

    Striking farm workers carry a placard demanding a minimum wage of 150 Rand as they march towards police at De Doorns on N1 highway

    Posted: 1/9/2013 12:10:34 PM EST
    Striking farm workers carry a placard demanding a minimum wage of 150 Rand (US$ 17) as they march towards police at De Doorns on the N1 highway, linking Cape Town and Johannesburg, January 9, 2013. Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades at hundreds of striking farm workers who blocked a highway in the grape-growing Western Cape on Wednesday, the first clashes of a year likely to be marked by fractious labour relations. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
  •  - Striking farm workers carry a placard demanding a minimum wage of 150 Rand as they march towards police at De Doorns on N1 highway

    Striking farm workers carry a placard demanding a minimum wage of 150 Rand as they march towards police at De Doorns on N1 highway

    Posted: 1/9/2013 12:10:34 PM EST
    Striking farm workers carry a placard demanding a minimum wage of 150 Rand (US$ 17) as they march towards police at De Doorns on the N1 highway, linking Cape Town and Johannesburg, January 9, 2013. Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades at hundreds of striking farm workers who blocked a highway in the grape-growing Western Cape on Wednesday, the first clashes of a year likely to be marked by fractious labour relations. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
  •  - Striking farm workers carry a placard demanding a minimum wage of 150 Rand as they march towards police at De Doorns on N1 highway

    Striking farm workers carry a placard demanding a minimum wage of 150 Rand as they march towards police at De Doorns on N1 highway

    Posted: 1/9/2013 12:04:42 PM EST
    Striking farm workers carry a placard demanding a minimum wage of 150 Rand (US$ 17) as they march towards police at De Doorns on the N1 highway, linking Cape Town and Johannesburg, January 9, 2013. Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades at hundreds of striking farm workers who blocked a highway in the grape-growing Western Cape on Wednesday, the first clashes of a year likely to be marked by fractious labour relations. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
  •  - Striking farm workers carry a placard demanding a minimum wage of 150 Rand as they march towards police at De Doorns on N1 highway

    Striking farm workers carry a placard demanding a minimum wage of 150 Rand as they march towards police at De Doorns on N1 highway

    Posted: 1/9/2013 12:04:42 PM EST
    Striking farm workers carry a placard demanding a minimum wage of 150 Rand (US$ 17) as they march towards police at De Doorns on the N1 highway, linking Cape Town and Johannesburg, January 9, 2013. Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades at hundreds of striking farm workers who blocked a highway in the grape-growing Western Cape on Wednesday, the first clashes of a year likely to be marked by fractious labour relations. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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              This Friday, Dec. 28,2012 photo Kaylee Feight talks about the impact of a minimum wage increase on her job at Quiznos in Helena, Mont. Montana's minimum wage workers are getting a small

    This Friday, Dec. 28,2012 photo Kaylee Feight talks about the impact of a minimum wage increase on her job at Quiznos in Helena, Mont. Montana's minimum wage workers are getting a small

    Posted: 12/31/2012 3:23:21 PM EST
    This Friday, Dec. 28,2012 photo Kaylee Feight talks about the impact of a minimum wage increase on her job at Quiznos in Helena, Mont. Montana's minimum wage workers are getting a small pay raise on New Year's Day when an automatic cost-of-living increase takes effect. (AP photo/Matt Gouras)
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              People wait in line for a bus during a general strike in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.  Argentina's biggest unions are holding their first national strike against Pr

    People wait in line for a bus during a general strike in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Argentina's biggest unions are holding their first national strike against Pr

    Posted: 11/20/2012 10:33:25 AM EST
    People wait in line for a bus during a general strike in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Argentina's biggest unions are holding their first national strike against President Cristina Fernandez to demand a higher minimum wage and protest against rising inflation, among other demands.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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              The remainder of 18,000 empty fruit containers after they were set alight by farm workers in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Violent protests by farm workers have erup

    The remainder of 18,000 empty fruit containers after they were set alight by farm workers in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Violent protests by farm workers have erup

    Posted: 11/15/2012 12:13:27 PM EST
    The remainder of 18,000 empty fruit containers after they were set alight by farm workers in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Violent protests by farm workers have erupted in South Africa after weeks of unrest in the country's mining industry. Television images showed protesters overturn a police truck and set fires in the streets Wednesday in a town in South Africa's Western Cape. The workers have been protesting their wages, saying they want a minimum wage of $17 a day. Currently, workers make about half that amount a day. (AP Photo)
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              A South African Police truck that was overturned by farm workers after they went on a rampage in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Violent protests by farm workers have

    A South African Police truck that was overturned by farm workers after they went on a rampage in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Violent protests by farm workers have

    Posted: 11/15/2012 12:13:27 PM EST
    A South African Police truck that was overturned by farm workers after they went on a rampage in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Violent protests by farm workers have erupted in South Africa after weeks of unrest in the country's mining industry. Television images showed protesters overturn a police truck and set fires in the streets Wednesday in a town in South Africa's Western Cape. The workers have been protesting their wages, saying they want a minimum wage of $17 a day. Currently, workers make about half that amount a day. (AP Photo)
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              A South African Police truck, left, that was overturned by farm workers after they went on a rampage in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Violent protests by farm worker

    A South African Police truck, left, that was overturned by farm workers after they went on a rampage in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Violent protests by farm worker

    Posted: 11/15/2012 12:13:27 PM EST
    A South African Police truck, left, that was overturned by farm workers after they went on a rampage in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Violent protests by farm workers have erupted in South Africa after weeks of unrest in the country's mining industry. Television images showed protesters overturn a police truck and set fires in the streets Wednesday in a town in South Africa's Western Cape. The workers have been protesting their wages, saying they want a minimum wage of $17 a day. Currently, workers make about half that amount a day. (AP Photo)
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              Farmers spray water as they try and save around 18,000 empty fruit containers from burning after being set alight by farm workers in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Vi

    Farmers spray water as they try and save around 18,000 empty fruit containers from burning after being set alight by farm workers in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Vi

    Posted: 11/14/2012 12:38:28 PM EST
    Farmers spray water as they try and save around 18,000 empty fruit containers from burning after being set alight by farm workers in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Violent protests by farm workers have erupted in South Africa after weeks of unrest in the country's mining industry. Television images showed protesters overturn a police truck and set fires in the streets Wednesday in a town in South Africa's Western Cape. The workers have been protesting their wages, saying they want a minimum wage of $17 a day. Currently, workers make about half that amount a day. (AP Photo)
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              Farmers look on as around 18,000 empty fruit containers burn after being set alight by farm workers in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Violent protests by farm workers

    Farmers look on as around 18,000 empty fruit containers burn after being set alight by farm workers in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Violent protests by farm workers

    Posted: 11/14/2012 12:38:26 PM EST
    Farmers look on as around 18,000 empty fruit containers burn after being set alight by farm workers in Wolseley, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Violent protests by farm workers have erupted in South Africa after weeks of unrest in the country's mining industry. Television images showed protesters overturn a police truck and set fires in the streets Wednesday in a town in South Africa's Western Cape. The workers have been protesting their wages, saying they want a minimum wage of $17 a day. Currently, workers make about half that amount a day. (AP Photo)
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    Posted: 5/1/2012 7:40:46 PM EST
    A worker wears a headband reading "Workers Unite" during a May Day rally to call for a minimum wage law in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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    Posted: 5/1/2012 2:00:48 PM EST
    Workers chant slogans during a May Day rally to call for a minimum wage law in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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    Posted: 5/1/2012 10:40:49 AM EST
    A worker holds a placard reading "Long Live Workers" during a May Day rally to call for a minimum wage law in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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    Posted: 5/1/2012 10:40:49 AM EST
    Workers march on a street during a May Day rally to call for a minimum wage law in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
  •  - Protesters carry a banner during a May Day rally in Kuala Lumpur

    Protesters carry a banner during a May Day rally in Kuala Lumpur

    Posted: 5/1/2012 12:12:15 AM EST
    Protesters carry a banner during a May Day rally in Kuala Lumpur May 1, 2012. The protesters, consisting of estate workers, displaced residents and civil society representatives are calling for employee protection, minimum wage and are opposed to continuing price hikes. The banner reads as (top to bottom) "Government seized the workers", "Stop amending Employment Act 1955", "Employees can be fired at anytime", "Employers cannot be charged" and "Employers can delay overtime payment". REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - Workers arrive at their offices in Putrajaya

    Workers arrive at their offices in Putrajaya

    Posted: 4/30/2012 11:20:27 AM EST
    Workers arrive at their offices in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur April 30, 2012. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the country's first minimum wage on Monday, moving to regain the political initiative after violence at weekend protests raised doubt about the timing of elections that had been expected by June. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS)
  •  - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is welcomed at Havana's airport by his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is welcomed at Havana's airport by his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro

    Posted: 4/8/2012 2:52:31 PM EST
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (R) is welcomed at Havana's airport by his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro April 8, 2012. Chavez hiked Venezuela's minimum wage by almost a third on Saturday as the ailing socialist leader aimed to solidify his political base among the poor and win re-election in October. Chavez is flying back and forth for cancer treatment in Cuba, fueling doubts about his future. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is welcomed at Havana's airport by his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is welcomed at Havana's airport by his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro

    Posted: 4/8/2012 2:47:36 PM EST
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (R) is welcomed at Havana's airport by his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro April 8, 2012. Chavez hiked Venezuela's minimum wage by almost a third on Saturday as the ailing socialist leader aimed to solidify his political base among the poor and win re-election in October. Chavez is flying back and forth for cancer treatment in Cuba, fueling doubts about his future. REUTERS/Handout/Miraflores Palace (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS