ON AIR STAR
00:00:00 | 3:02:50

DONATE!

close

FROM THIS EPISODE

The political battle over raising the minimum wage is over. In Los Angeles, that's supposed to mean $10.50 an hour as soon as next year and $15 by the year 2020. But it's likely to take a long time before reality can catch up to expectations. Los Angeles is called the national capital of wage theft, and it's notorious for lax enforcement. We hear about efforts to crack down.

Photo: Zeetz Jones

Guests:
Kathy Hoang, Restaurant Opportunities Centers of Los Angeles, @ROCLosAngeles
Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Council, @paulkoretzcd5
Julia Figueira-McDonough, Office of the California Labor Commissioner

More:
LA Times on LA County Supervisors cracking down on wage theft
UCLA Labor Center on wage theft in Los Angeles
Economic Roundtable on wage equality, growth in Los Angeles

Producers:
Evan George
Charlotte Duren

Increased Minimum Wage: A Workplace Reality or Political Dream? 15 MIN, 31 SEC

The political battle over raising the minimum wage is over. In Los Angeles, that's supposed to mean $10.50 an hour as soon as next year and $15 by the year 2020. But it's likely to take a long time before reality can catch up to expectations. Consider the people who work in local restaurants. 

Guests:
Kathy Hoang, Restaurant Opportunities Centers of Los Angeles (@ROCLosAngeles )
Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Council (@paulkoretzcd5)
Julia Figueira-McDonough, Office of the California Labor Commissioner

Upcoming

View Schedule

New Episodes

Events

View All Events

iTUNES SPOTIFY
AMAZON RDIO
FACEBOOK EMAIL
TWITTER COPY LINK
FACEBOOK TWITTER

Player Embed Code

COPY EMBED