WebHeader_Grove.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Purchase your tickets for a chance to win $25k toward a new car or $20k in cash during NHPR's Summer Raffle!
The Exchange

Cities and Counties Take Action on Minimum Wage

6022982673_7b5e19035f_z.jpg
Pyogenes Gruffer
/
Flickr/CC

Recently, cities and counties have taken the lead on mandating much higher pay for traditional low-wage jobs, instead of waiting for the states or the federal government.  Supporters say these increases are long overdue and only fair, but others warn of unintended consequences, including job losses and cutbacks in hours.

 Guests:

  • David Cooper - economic analyst at the Economic Policy Institute, focusing on labor markets and minimum wage
  • Lydia DePillis - Washington Post reporter covering labor, business, and housing.
  • Aparna Mathur – resident scholar in economic policy at the American Enterprise Institute. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School Of Public Policy

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.