Labor activists have long been calling for a $15 per hour minimum wage. It's happened in other places: most notably, the entire state of California. So, what if it happened here? Who would it really affect? In other words, who in New England earns less than $15 an hour, right now?
A report out this month from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston finds that roughly one-third of workers in New England earns less that $15 an hour, that those workers are disproportionately Latino and African-American and that most of them are the primary earners in their families.
This segment aired on September 15, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.
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