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WPC releases new video: The trade-offs of a high minimum wage

Often the minimum wage debate tends to focus in on the employer. In this short, three-minute video, WPC highlights the perspectives of both the employer and employee when it comes to a high minimum wage. Click on the link below to hear from local employers and employees on what the trade-offs of an increased minimum wage means to them.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
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