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Who’s to say what’s fair pay for work?

  • 1:14 pm Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by rbadie

Moderated by Rick Badie

Recently, Atlanta was one of five cities U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez visited on a pre-Labor Day tour to promote collaboration between business and labor. Today, he reiterates that message and calls for a minimum wage increase that he says would benefit all aspects of the economy. The Georgia director of a small business advocacy group begs to differ, however, and calls a wage hike — as well as a recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board — attempts to bolster unions. The third column deals with the importance of hiring and training young talent.

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