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Minimum wage   /mˈɪnəməm weɪdʒ/   Listen
Minimum wage

The lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay; determined by contract or by law.

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"Minimum wage" Quotes from Famous Books

... isn't. Not when I ain't asked you for nothing. And if I pass the remark how that three pounds a week is my idea of a minimum wage, it isn't ...
— The Best British Short Stories of 1922 • Edward J. O'Brien and John Cournos, editors

... proposition of a strike in the Empire Shops. The new plant was just ready to start up, and fresh swarms of men were coming in; what was wanted was some live fellows to get in with them and agitate for an eight hour day and a minimum wage scale of sixty cents an hour. Men who were willing to do that could get good money, and plenty of it; if the Leesville Worker would advocate such a policy, there was no reason why it should not start up the very next ...
— Jimmie Higgins • Upton Sinclair

... everything, only that men, in their muddle-headedness, had confounded it all. "Hence, for example, these trams! They are always running up and down as though they were looking for the lost simplicity of nature. 'We dropped it here!'" He earned a living, we gathered, "some considerable way above the minimum wage," which threw a chance light on the labour problem—by perforating records for automatic musical machines—no doubt of the Pianotist and Pianola kind—and he spent all the leisure he could gain ...
— A Modern Utopia • H. G. Wells

Words linked to "Minimum wage" :   pay, earnings, wage, remuneration, salary

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