A Good Jobs Movement

Over the last year, several companies including Walmart, Target, McDonald’s, and Aetna announced increases to the minimum wage of their employees. Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco also announced minimum wage hikes to $15 per hour, or more. But higher wages alone hardly make a job a “good job.” MIT’s Zeynep Ton explores the ingredients of a good job and a strategy for building a good jobs movement.

Speakers: Zeynep Ton
Festival: 2015

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