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Mon, Dec 9, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

The Jobs Report, Minimum Wage and the Economy


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Demonstrators demanding an increase in pay for fast-food and retail workers protest on December 5, 2013 in Chicago.
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Demonstrators demanding an increase in pay for fast-food and retail workers protest on December 5, 2013 in Chicago.

We discuss the latest monthly jobs report, President Obama's recent speech about the economic inequality in America and the fast food workers striking nationwide to demand a higher minimum wage.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Michael Strain, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute specializing in labor economics and the U.S. economy
  • Steven Greenhouse, labor and workplace correspondent for The New York Times and author of "The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker"
  • Sylvia Allegretto, labor economist at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UC Berkeley

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