Your Call: Minimum wage fight, Kenya massacre, and Chibok girls

Apr 17, 2015

  

It's our Friday media roundtable. We discuss coverage of the Fight for $15. On tax day, April 15th, low-wage workers in more than 200 cities took to the streets to demand a $15 dollar minimum wage. Labor reporter Steve Early talks to us about the true cost of low-wage work. Journalists Edwin Okong’o and Omoyele Sowore join us to discuss media coverage of the massacre in Kenya earlier this month and the anniversary of the Boko Haram kidnappings.

Guests:

Steve Early, labor journalist and lawyer 

Edwin Okong'o, journalist and host of Africa Mix 

Omoyele Sowore, founder of Sahara Reporters
 

Web Resources::

Fight for 15

Counter Punch: Wage Gains Won’t Last, Unless Fight for 15 Builds Worker Power

Telesur: Low-Wage Workers Struggles are About Much More Than Wages

The Guardian: Fight for $15 swells into largest protest by low-wage workers in US history

The Guardian: Forget Congress, these US states raised the minimum wage on their own

Reuters: Pressure mounts on Kenya's president after university massacre

BBC: Al-Shabab recruiting in Kenyan towns

BuzzFeed: These Are The Families Left To Reclaim Garissa’s Dead

The Guardian: 800,000 children in Nigeria 'running for their lives', says Unicef

UNICEF, Missing Childhoods

The Guardian: Chibok girls who escaped Boko Haram defy militants by returning to school