fast food workers

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?


-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.

Living Wage: Workers weigh in

Sep 1, 2014
Flickr user Paul Sableman

Income inequality has become a key political issue in the Bay Area, and across America. The federal minimum wage has stayed at $7.25 an hour since 2009.

In the Bay Area, lawmakers and organizers are working to change local minimum wage laws. Berkeley’s minimum wage will reach $10.75 by 2016. Richmond's will top $12 the following year. Oakland and San Francisco may put wage hike measures before voters in November. But are these increases enough to live on? Many people at a rally in Oakland said they’re not even close. Let’s hear what they had to say.

On the Nov. 24, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Where’s the job growth?  And the how employable are you” quiz? And the pros and cons of forcing fast-food restaurants to pay all its workers at least $15 an hour. Plus, you can call in for a 3-Minute Workover.