It’s time for some bold thinking on how to fairly protect those in work from the worst of its impact. A £15 an hour minimum wage by 2024 should be the target.
Join Vicki Robin for the premiere episode of her conversations with cultural changemakers, What Could Possibly Go Right? Saru Jayaraman, President of One Fair Wage, shares insight into the current perfect opportunity for wage change in the food service industry.
In such a context, the minimum wage – which is supposed to create a minimum level of equality in formal terms – can never create a feeling of social justice.
On Wednesday, food workers and other low-wage earners around the country rallied to increase the federal minimum wage to $15, which would more than double the current federal rate of $7.25 for untipped and $2.13 for tipped workers.
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