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Raising the Minimum Wage for Working Men and Women in California and the Rest of America

Employees Push for Living Wage

Ken Jacobs, Ron Unz

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Employees Push for Living Wage
Fast-food workers walked off the job in cities across the country and here in the Bay Area on Thursday, pushing for higher wages. As a nationwide movement to raise the minimum wage gains support from lawmakers and President Obama, critics of a wage hike say it would stifle business, kill jobs, inflate prices and hurt the very people it’s intended to help.

Ken Jacobs: Chair, UC Berkeley Labor Center
Ron Unz: Chair, Higher Wages Alliance

(Reprinted from KQED Newsroom by permission of author or representative)

• Category: California, Campaign, Notable • Tags: Full, Ken Jacobs, Ron Unz