The Minimum Wage Just Rose - Did You Feel It?

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Today, Californians who work minimum wage jobs earned a dollar more. That’s because a law passed last year in Sacramento just took effect. The amount goes up another dollar by 2016. The result is a slightly higher base pay all across the state, but it’s also reminder that fast food workers in Bakersfield make the same starting pay as those in Beverly Hills. Meanwhile, cities like San Francisco and Seattle have gone further than state or federal minimum wage levels and passed their own policies. Can you live off $9/hour in LA? We'll take a look at the issue of minimum wage at the city and state level.

Credits

Guests:
Rafael Sanchez - Bell High School - @RalphtheThird, Peter Dreier - Occidental College - @PeterDreier, Stuart Waldman - Valley Industry and Commerce Association - @VICASFValley

Host:
Barbara Bogaev