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Minimum Wage Debate, No. 1 (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-03-28

Duration: 00:10:12

Subjects: MINIMUM WAGE | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Small business


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Obama, Barack Speaker
  • Hunter, Marcus Interviewee
  • Moller, Jan Interviewee
  • Scott, Loren Interviewee
  • Felder, Patricia Interviewee
  • Zucker, Erika Interviewee
  • Amar, Renee Interviewee


This segment from the March 28, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s in-studio interview with Erika Zucker of the Workplace Justice Project at Loyola University and Renee Amar of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). They discuss the bills aimed at establishing and increasing the minimum wage, which are under consideration at the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. A background report on the topic precedes the discussion. Zucker and Amar discuss the reasons why they support or oppose increasing the minimum wage and the potential impact of an increased minimum wage on small businesses.