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It’s been 12 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage. As a McDonald’s worker who makes just $10 an hour, I’m getting sick of Congress delaying another much-needed raise.

Workers are on strike at a McDondald's location in Detroit, demanding a raise in pay.

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For millions of workers across the country, it’s been 12 years without a raise in the minimum wage.

12 years is a long time. In the past 12 years, we’ve had three different presidents, six  Olympics, and seven Fast & Furious movies. But in all that time, the federal minimum wage has stayed the same. The last time it was increased was on July 24, 2009, to the amount of just $7.25 an hour.

That means that companies like the one I work for, McDonald’s, can continue to pay us starvation wages, even while they made nearly details ⇒

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