(2016/08/12) The case for raising the minimum wage (Labor)
August 12, 2016•75 min
Edition #1035 Today we take a look at some of the ways that low wages hurts everyone and why the arguments for keeping them low just don’t hold water Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Chase Bank tries to get some good PR out of a tiny raise for workers - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 7-15-16 Ch. 3: Song 1: Minimum Wage - Fenix TX Ch. 4: Act 2: Wendy's Wants to Automate Stores "Because of $15/Hour Minimum Wage Increase" - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 05-20-16 Ch. 5: Song 2: Minimum Wage - The Busboys Ch. 6: Act 3: Burger King Workers in Denmark Make $20 an Hour! - Thom Hartmann - Air Date: 01-16-16 Ch. 7: Song 3: Minimum Wage - Kevin Sandbloom Ch. 8: Act 4: .@NickHanauer on what's wrong with our upside down economic policies - @theLFshow w @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 5-13-16 Ch. 9: Song 4: Minimum Wage - Romain Virgo Ch. 10: Act 5: McDonald’s To Slightly Increase Wages - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 04-16-16 Ch. 11: Song 5: Minimum Wage - Bob Rivers Ch. 12: Act 6: How Walmart Leeches Off of Government & Creates Customers from Employees - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 03-18-16 Ch. 13: Song 6: Minimum Wage - The Closet Monsters Ch. 14: Act 7: Even Conservative David Cameron Gets it, Raise the Minimum Wage! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 04-23-16 Ch. 15: Song 7: Minimum Wage - The Expendables Ch. 16: Act 8: Join the Fight for a Living Wage via @Fightfor15 and @GoodJobsNation - Best of the Left Activism - 8:12:16, 7.35 PM Ch. 17: Song 8: This Fickle World - Theo Bard Ch. 18: Act 9: Raise wages, kill jobs? - The Other Washington - Air Date 5-9-16 Ch. 19: Final comments on the zen of collective blame Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone TAKE ACTION: Sign up with Fight for 15 and sign their petition for a $15 minimum wage Sign up with Good Jobs Nation and co-sign the call for the Model Employer Executive Order GET INVOLVED: The Next System Project Jobs With Justice National Employment Law Project Action EDUCATE YOURSELF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOqtl53V3JI Read "Fighting for a Living Wage" by Stephanie Luce Minimum Wage Crusaders Are Holding A Convention To Talk About Racism (Washington Post) Bernie Sanders Scores Big Wins with Democratic Platform (MSNBC) Fight for 15 to Hold First Ever Nationwide Convention (Fight for 15) Our voice is being heard in the Fight for $15 (SEIU) Written by BOTL social media/activism director Amanda Hoffman Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!