Community Health, Youth Voices
Oakland now has the highest minimum wage in the nation, a source of pride for the city’s working people. While many young workers are making plans with what they will do with their new earnings, some businesses are trying to offset the increase in labor costs by cutting hours – or raising prices. “To raise wages we need to generate more income. To make this happen over night we must raise prices. We stand here today to ask Oakland to come together and support all the cafes and restaurants that are in this unprecedented position.” The story was produced by Youth Radio.