Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013
President Obama, in his State of the Union Speech, called for an increase in the federal minimum wage from seven dollars and twenty five cents per hour to nine bucks. A recent national poll shows overwhelming public support. But not everybody favors the wage hike and some warn that it might force businesses to cut jobs, harming those the wage hike was meant to help. Does history support that claim? Join host Mike McIntyre on the Sound of Ideas Wednesday morning at 9.
Marilyn Geewax, Senior Business Editor, NPR
Mark Schweitzer, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
John Russo, Professor Emeritus, Youngstown State University
Eric Wells, Owner, Skye LaRae’s Culinary Services
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