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State of the Bay

City Visions: Fighting for Fifteen in the Bay Area


Host David Onek and guests discuss the Bay Area's Fight for Fifteen labor movement. Is a $15/hour minimum wage on the horizon for fast food and other low wage workers? Will fast food workers unionize?  And what do rising regional minimum wages mean for the movement?


-Jenny Lin, Deputy Director of East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, an Oakland non-profit dedicated to advancing economic, racial, and social justice in the East Bay.

-Chris Higgenbotham, campaigner for the Fight for Fifteen movement. He is also a middle and high school U.S. history and government teacher at Oakland’s Patten Academy and a cashier at a McDonald’s in Oakland.

-John Logan, Associate Professor of labor and employment studies at San Francisco State’s College of Business