Asheville’s Just Economics Impact on Workers

Aug 27, 2014

Just Economics is trying to get a living wage for working class in Western North Carolina.

  The Asheville nonprofit Just Economics has been pushing for local businesses to pay a living wage. 

Just Economics has calculated that individuals need an hourly wage of $11.85 to afford the basic necessities, especially if they do not accept public assistance. Host Frank Stasio talks with Just Economics executive director Vicki Meath about their push to make Western North Carolina friendlier to the working class.