Most Active Stories
- Is the Bay Area in a housing bubble or a housing crisis?
- Robotic seals comfort dementia patients but raise ethical concerns
- Robots for humanity: how technology is changing the life of one Bay Area man
- Audiograph's Sound of the Week: The Church of Coltrane
- Mission High and Bi-Rite Market partner in a neighborhood divided
City Visions: April 28, 2014
Bay Area Cities Tackle the Minimum Wage Debate
Will raising the minimum wage reduce economic inequality in the Bay Area? Or will businesses respond by employing fewer workers, as critics claim?
Our panel of experts will examine efforts in many local cities to increase the minimum wage even further beyond what is required by state and federal laws.
Producer: Wendy Holcombe
Ken Jacobs - Chair of the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.
Henry Karnilowicz - President, San Francisco Council of District Merchants and The South of Market Business Association.
Samantha Adame - Organizer for Young Workers United, an affiliate of Progressive Workers United.