The Economic & Social Case for Making the Minimum Wage a Livable Wage

Robert Pollin, Co-director of the The Political Economy Research Institute and Professor of Economics at UMass Amherst and author of recent studies including
What Would a $10.50 Minimum Wage Mean for the Fast-Food Industry? and Austerity Economics and the Struggle for the Soul of U.S. Capitalism discusses the importance of increasing the minimum wage towards a livable wage. He is joined by James Haslam, director of the Vermont Workers Center, reporting on the grassroots efforts to get Vermont's legislature to lead the way towards livable wages. The Workers Center is helping organize a social movement to build the power to win livable wages, paid sick days, and work with dignity.