City Visions: Fighting for Fifteen in the Bay Area

May 26, 2015

Host David Onek and guests discuss the Bay Area's Fight for Fifteen labor movement. Is a $15/hour minimum wage on the horizon for fast food and other low wage workers? Will fast food workers unionize?  And what do rising regional minimum wages mean for the movement?

Guests:

-Jenny Lin, Deputy Director of East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, an Oakland non-profit dedicated to advancing economic, racial, and social justice in the East Bay.

-Chris Higgenbotham, campaigner for the Fight for Fifteen movement. He is also a middle and high school U.S. history and government teacher at Oakland’s Patten Academy and a cashier at a McDonald’s in Oakland.

-John Logan, Associate Professor of labor and employment studies at San Francisco State’s College of Business