LISTEN: Why Winning The Fight For 15 Can Feel Like Losing

Back • Publication Date: March 18, 2021 •

Connecticut lawmakers passed a bill two years ago that gradually increases the state minimum wage to levels that will peak in 2023 at $15 per hour. At first glance, that seems like a win for working people. But Lauren Ruth, research and policy director with Connecticut Voices for Children, has co-authored a report that says with the state taking away key benefits at the same time, the minimum wage hike represents only a partial win for working people.

She spoke more about this on Connecticut Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

Authors: John Henry Smith •  Source: WNPR • View