70 cent raise is first increase in 10 years
By Tammy Joyner
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 7/24/07
Connor Adams started his first job less than a month ago and already he's slated for a raise, thanks to Uncle Sam.
"Oh! Really?" the 15-year-old responded when told of the extra money he'll get in his paycheck starting today.
He was hired at $5.50 an hour — above the old hourly minimum wage of $5.15 — to bus tables for the summer at Grant Central Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Grant Park. Now, he'll get $5.85 an hour, the result of Congress passing an increase this year.