UpFront

What raising the minimum wage looks like; and why our tax system is harder on the poor.

Workers across the country protest for a $15 minimum wage — we’ll go live to the streets, and talk about why the majority of public assistance in this country goes to households . . . that already have someone working. Plus: If you are poor in California,  you pay more of your income in taxes than if you are rich. We’ll explain how it works.

Photo Credit: @IanWhalen93
Photo Credit: @IanWhalen93

Guests:

  • Ken Jacobs, Chair, UC Labor Center, lead author of “The High Public Cost of Low Wages”
  • Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget & Policy Center
  • Susan Lee, Tax Preparer, Certified Financial Planner, (former) host of “You and Your Money” on WBAI in New York
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