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Over 100 Economists Call for Higher Minimum Wage
The US has lowest minimum wage, and most young people without jobs, among wealthiest countries
As fast food workers across the country take action demanding dignity in the workplace, they are forcing the dismally low U.S. minimum wage into the media spotlight and sparking national debate about poverty pay.
In this Real News Network video, Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and founding co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), explains why he stands with fast food workers and joined 100 other economists in signing a petition demanding a higher minimum wage.