The Continuing Fight For A Living Wage

Mar 8, 2016

Meredith Sawyer is an early childhood educator in Greensboro, and one of a number of workers around the state who earns less than a living wage.
Credit Duke Center for Documentary Studies

An estimated 20 percent of North Carolinians earn less than a "living wage."

Advocates refer to that term as the household income needed to cover housing, food, child care, healthcare, transportation, taxes and other necessities.

A new interactive video exhibit from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University tells the stories of these workers and explores the options for new policies that might help them. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Ashlyn Nuckols, a sophomore at Duke University; Tazra Mitchell, policy analyst at the North Carolina Justice Center and project participant; and Meredith Sawyer, an early childhood educator in Greensboro who is featured in the exhibit.

Click here for a closer look at News & Observer reporter Mandy Locke's investigative series "The Reluctant Regulator."