February 22, 2019 – Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with UNM Labor Economist Melissa Binder to discuss the overall impacts of a minimum wage hike, plus what the research says about what that new minimum wage should be.
Guest: Melissa Binder, labor economist at the University of New Mexico
February 22, 2019 – Lawmakers continue to debate increasing the state’s minimum wage. One plan also includes doing away with another wage level designed for employees like restaurant wait staff and bartenders, who currently earn tips as well. New Mexico in Focus Producer Matt Grubs talks to people in the industry about whether they support the plan, and what the impacts might be for them personally.
Guests: Rep. Joanne Ferrary (D), New Mexico House of Representatives
George Gundrey, owner, Atrisco Café and Bar
Carlos Herrera, bartender, Atrisco Café and Bar
Georgia Maryol, founder, Tomasita’s Restaurant