New York, NY – On this week’s edition of Stuck Nation Radio we talk to One Fair Wage President Saru Jayaraman about the fight to end sub-minimum wages in this country. We’re also talking to international tax law expert James Henry about the ultra rich and how they continue to fleece working-class men and women.
Segment A: Labor Press’s Bob Hennelly interviews Saru Jayaraman, president of One Fair Wage and author of the new book One Fair Wage: Ending Subminimum Pay in America about how millions of workers today are living with the consequences of Depression era exemptions to FDR’s federal minimum wage for agricultural and domestic workers of color.
One Fair Wage is a national organization of over 300,000 service workers, over 2000 restaurant employers, and dozens of organizations, working to lift millions of tipped and sub-minimum wage workers out of poverty. The campaign includes restaurant workers, nail salon technicians, car wash workers, tech platform delivery workers and drivers, hairdressers, massage therapists, as well as other sub-minimum wage workers, including disabled, incarcerated and youth workers.
Segment B: Stuck Nation Radio speaks with James Henry, an attorney and international tax law expert, about how multi-national corporations and the world’s wealthiest people evade taxes and shift their burden on to working families. Henry is a fellow at Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Investment as well as a global justice fellow at Yale University.