30 Days

Season 1 Episode 1

Minimum Wage

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 15, 2005 on Planet Green



  • Quotes

    • Morgan Spurlock: When the minimum wage was first established in 1938, it was meant to help workers maintain the bare minimum standard of living. But since the minimum wage hasn't been raised since 1997, while the cost of living has gone up, the law no longer does precisely what it was meant to do. Senator Ted Kennedy has introduced a bill to Congress every year since 1997 attempting to raise the minimum wage. Every year, the bill fails to pass.