Fast Food Chains Boosting Pay, A New State Chief Medical Officer

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Heard On The Morning Show
Workers at a McDonalds
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We hear how some restaurant chains are increasing the pay of their workers and the effect that might have on the labor market. Then, we hear from the state’s new chief medical officer.

Featured in this Show

  • Minimum Wage Movement And The Labor Market

    Last week, McDonald’s announced that it’s raising wages for its non-managerial workers to $17 an hour. The move comes after Chipotle and Olive Garden boosted wages. A labor economist explains the minimum wage movement. Plus, we focus on how the pandemic has affected the labor market.

  • New State Epidemiologist Dr. Jasmine Zapata

    Pediatrician and public health physician Dr. Jasmine Zapata recently became the state’s new chief medical officer and epidemiologist for community health at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. She discusses her priorities in this new role as they relate to the pandemic and beyond.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Ioana Marinescu Guest
  • Dr. Jasmine Zapata Guest

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