Bay Area Cities Tackle the Minimum Wage Debate

Apr 22, 2014

Will raising the minimum wage reduce economic inequality in the Bay Area?  Or will businesses respond by employing fewer workers, as critics claim?

Credit California Budget Project

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.