Friday, April 14, 2006

Oprah and Minimum Wage

Oprah is taking on the minimum wage topic. Could you live 30 days on just $5 an hour? For millions of people, this is reality. No credit, no savings…life on minimum wage.

Being aired today I think. Go here to view short video and read more about 'Inside the Lives of People Living on Minimum wage'.

Also, one of Oprah's recommended books 'The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans By Beth Shulman' here.

Dispels some of the 'myths' of low wage jobs:

that most low-wage workers are teenagers, immigrants, or high-school dropouts

that being in low-wage employment is a stepping stone to a better position

that making bad jobs into good jobs requires insurmountably difficult reforms

that low-wage work is always low-skilled

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