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American Public Media: Fighting for a Higher Minimum Wage

Posted Sept. 3, 2013 by American Public Radio.

Produced by Phoebe Judge

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As part of a class project, a group of students at San Jose State University started a campaign to raise the city’s minimum wage. They successfully persuaded the city to impose a 25 percent minimum wage increase, from $8 to $10 an hour. Elisha St. Laurent was a student in the class, and tells Dick Gordon she’s spent years struggling to support herself on a minimum wage salary.