A Minimum Wage Hike Could Be Closer Than Ever, But It’s Controversial
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021
For far too many, the American Dream is an illusion — something never to be achieved. Those people are struggling to rise above the poverty line even as they work 40 or more hours a week.
That’s why some states and local governments have begun to raise the minimum wage, and now Democrats at the national level are attempting to do the same.
But not everyone is on board, fearing job loss and hits to the economy.
We examine the pros and cons.
Rebecca Rainey, labor reporter for POLITICO
Sarah House, senior economist for Wells Fargo
Dr. T. William Lester, associate professor for urban and regional planning at San Jose State University and research associate professor of city and regional planning at UNC-Chapel Hill