Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Labor Day Discussion: how much money do you need right now to get out of debt?
The 15th Annual Job Gap Report by the Alliance for a Just Society shows that a $15 minimum wage is not enough to keep the average worker out of poverty. In honor of Labor Day, guest host Lisa Loving asks: What is your job? How much are you earning? And how much money do you need right now to get out of debt?
The average single resident of Oregon or Washington actually needs to make almost $16 an hour to stay out of poverty -- almost twice Oregon's minimum wage of $9.10 an hour.
While the campaign for a $15 minimum wage takes root across the country, a new report underscores just how meager that wage really is for families.