2014 : President Obama Visits Ann Arbor to Pitch Raising Minimum Wage

April 2, 2023 all-day

After eating lunch at Zimmerman’s in Ann Arbor, President Obama gave a speech at the University of Michigan urging people to get behind his proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 a hour, from the current $7.25.

Wednesday’s speech marked Obama’s third visit to U-M.

The federal minimum wage debuted in 1938. The 25-cent hourly rate applied only to certain job categories.

For the full article, see Zlati Meyer and David Jesse, “Obama pushes ‘raise’ for America during U-M speech on minimum wage”, Lansing State Journal, April 3, 2014.

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