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Berger International Speaker Series: The Minimum Wage Debate

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm

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Please join us on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. for a lively discussion of the federal minimum wage moderated by Cornell University’s Professor Angela Cornell and featuring panelists Richard Freeman, Sylvia Allegretto, and Ben Zipperer.

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The federal minimum wage has been at $7.25 since 2009, and it’s the longest period in our history without an increase. Not indexed to inflation, the current rate produces the same purchasing power as 40 years ago. Gains in wages have gone to the top tier, while wages for most other American workers have been stagnant. Is it time for a $15.00 an hour minimum wage? Would there be adverse consequences?  How have low wages impacted income inequality?  Is the current wage contributing to the widening racial gap?  Our nationally recognized experts will answer these questions and more.

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Lindsey Mulholland

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