42 minutes | Mar 2nd 2021

Episode 269: Minimum Wage and the Fight for $15

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia discuss the fight to raise the federal minimum wage. Listen to our new limited podcast series, WELCOME TO YOUR FANTASY, for free only on Spotify. Click here to subscribe.  Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:  House Democrats have proposed a federally guaranteed fifteen-dollar an hour minimum wage as part of their coronavirus relief bill. Niki drew on this New York Times piece about the effective minimum wage, and Neil referenced this New Yorker article about fast food workers in Orlando. Natalia and Niki referred to the stickiness of the “Fight for 15” slogan, as described in this Atlantic article.    In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History: Natalia discussed the Leo Baeck Institute’s Shared History Project. Neil shared Olivia Rutigliano’s Truly Adventurous story, “The Dognapping of the Century.” Niki recommended Lillian Stone’s article at The Takeout, “The Spudly History of Mister Potato Head.”
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