Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have set minimum wages above the federal rate of $5.15 per hour. Many other states are said to be considering a hike. We'll talk about minimum wage rates across the country and implications...

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have set minimum wages above the federal rate of $5.15 per hour. Many other states are said to be considering a hike. We'll talk about minimum wage rates across the country and implications for America's working poor.

Guests

Jared Bernstein

Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser for Vice President Biden and Executive Director of the Vice President's Middle Class Task Force.

Richard Burkhauser

professor of policy analysis and professor of economics, Cornell University

Jeanne Mejeur

research manager, legislative information services, National Conference of State Legislatures

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