MINI-DOC: Minimum Wage May Seem Unfair, But Does It Have a Purpose?

Ryan Duda


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Minimum-wage workers are the backbone of the economy. While some think minimum-wage workers deserve a raise, others believe that the minimum wage serves a purpose.

Ryan Duda, Reporter

BETHLEHEM — With inflation at 40-year highs and the economy squeezing many people — especially teenagers — those working minimum-wage jobs aren’t unreasonable in wanting a raise.

However, minimum-wage jobs serve an important purpose in the economy, supporting small business owners and fulfilling specific roles in the workplace. This video looks at minimum wage from the perspective of workers and a business owner.