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The Line: Meow Wolf Faces Lawsuit

Meow Wolf

July 12, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the lawsuit brought by former employees of Meow Wolf, accusing the creative arts collective of gender discrimination. The two women who filed the suit seek to represent a “company-wide class” of all females employed since 2017, alleging more than 50 other women have been treated similarly.  Whether or not the case goes forward, should this creative arts company take a hard look at its corporate culture?

 

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Stephanie Maez, ProgressNow New Mexico
Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital
Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

Lawsuit accuses Meow Wolf of gender discriminationAlbuquerque Journal

Meow Wolf faces gender discrimination lawsuitAlbuquerque Journal

The Line: New Mexico’s Minimum Wage Will Increase Starting in 2020

Line Minimum Wage Increase

April 4, 2019 – This week, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law the first statewide minimum wage increase in more than a decade. The current rate, $7.50 an hour, will go up to $9.00 an hour starting in January of 2020 and is set to rise each year until it reaches the $12 an hour the governor promised on the campaign trail.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the economic impact of the rising minimum wage.

Line Panelists:
Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies; host, “The Well Woman Show” (KUNM)
Harry Van Buren, professor in the UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

Governor signs off on first statewide minimum wage increase in a decade