After seven years, the minimum wage is worth a lot less

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Depending on how to measure, the minimum wage should be closer to $12, or even $19.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez offers a young girl a milkshake he made as he toured a Shake Shack restaurant in Washington in 2014 to promote raising the federal minimum wage.
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