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(The Atlantic Magazine)
(The Atlantic Magazine)

There's been a lot of talk about high-powered women not being able to "have it all" after a recent Atlantic Magazine article. But the poverty reporter for the Nation is asking whether we can get a living wage for a single mom working as a janitor.

The Nation's Greg Kaufman profiled Adriana Vasquez, a janitor in Houston, who came to Washington last week to ask JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon why people cleaning his company's building in Houston aren't paid a living wage.

We heard about Vasquez from a tweet from The Nation reporter Katrina Vandenheuvel who wrote:

"NYT featured Anne Marie Slaughter's good piece 'Why Women Can't Have It All' - Now will they cover Ms. Vasquez?"


This segment aired on June 26, 2012.

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