Minimum wage was first established in 1938, and it was at 25 cents an hour. Surprisingly the first time it was established it was deemed unconstitutional in the Schechter Poltry Corp. vs. United States. Now the minimum wage, in Ohio, is $7.70 an hour, but, of course it varies from state to state. The highest is $9.04 an hour in Washington. Many people would still like the minimum wage go up. I do not blame them. Some one who is working for $7.70 and hour would have to work at least 26 hours to get about $200.00, and for a college student to find time to work that much would be very difficult.