Wrong Wage Figure

Gregory B. Hladky's article "Earning It" (March 8) erroneously stated, "The federal minimum wage has been holding steady at $7.25 since 1979." The federal minimum wage in 1979 was $2.90. It has been raised in nine increments to its current level of $7.25, set in 2009. The state of Connecticut's minimum wage has been raised in 17 increments since 1979 to its current level of $8.25, set in 2010.

Francis Rexford Cooley
Hamden

And, as many of you noted, we ran the wrong grid in the crossword puzzle last week. We regret the error. Please send any letters to editor@hartfordadvocate.com

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