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This edition: Michelle Chen & Catherine Ruetschlin on Walmart's wages

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 18, 2015.

First aired: March 23, 2015.

Walmart, America’s largest private employer, is raising the wages of its lowest paid workers. By early 2016 the Walmart minimum will be ten dollars an hour, but is this enough to really make a significant impact on the lives of so many struggling Walmart employees? Guests Catherine Ruetschlin, a senior policy analyst at Demos, and Michelle Chen, a regular contributor on employment and other economic and social issues for The Nation magazine weigh in on how Walmart's practices can shift to benefit both their employees and customers, if the retail giant chooses to do so.

Guest List

Michelle Z. Chen Contributor to The Nation

Catherine Ruetschlin Senior Policy Analyst, Demos