Wage wars: The economics of minimum wage

Wage wars: The economics of minimum wage
Wage wars: The economics of minimum wage

Wage wars: The economics of minimum wage

In a push for higher wages dubbed The Fight for $15, low-wage workers in Chicago are striking today in front of downtown restaurants and retailers, including McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Sears and Victoria’s Secret. Steven Greenhouse, the labor and workplace reporter for The New York Times, explains how a similar effort fared in New York and illuminates the challenge of juggling several part-time jobs to make ends meet. (Photo: Twitter/Marina)