Will raising the minimum wage:
– Increase unemployment?
– Cause businesses to leave?
– Lead to rampant inflation?
For over seven decades–ever since the U.S. has had a minimum wage–big business has spread fears about the catastrophic consequences of raising the minimum wage. Decades of economic evidence show that these fears have never matched reality. Join economic researcher Ken Jacobs for an informal evening to debunk the myths. Learn how you can get involved with our grassroots campaign to get $15 on the ballot. We need to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour to put people over profits and rebuild our local communities!
Economic researcher Ken Jacobs is the Chair of the Labor Center at UC Berkeley, where he has been a Labor Specialist since 2002.
After a Q & A at Beyond Repair, join Ken for beers at East Lake Brewery.