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July 13, 2016

  • Rising Construction Costs  |   Video
    • CBRE, a firm that produces research data for the real estate market, has released a new report examining the cause of rising construction costs across the U.S. Phoenix was one of 13 metro areas examined. The report reveals that while the construction workforce remains below pre-recession levels, a supply-demand imbalance has led to higher construction wages. Susan LaGanke, senior managing director of project management for the Southwest Region, will tell us more about the report.

March 2, 2010

  • Lilly Ledbetter - Fair Pay Advocate  |   Video
    • Her U.S. Supreme Court case on pay equity was the inspiration behind the Lilly Ledbetter Pay Equity Act of 2009, the first major legislation signed by President Obama. Lilly Ledbetter sued her former employer, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, for pay discrimination. Hear what she has to say about her case and what she’s doing to get Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

October 11, 2007

February 6, 2007

  • Disabled Workers
    • The unintended consequences from increasing the minimum wage to $6.75 are at the center of a conflict between groups advocating for the same people: disabled workers. Prior to the passage of the measure, disabled workers could be paid less than minimum wage depending on their capabilities. Some advocacy groups say disabled workers should be paid at least the minimum wage, others say the loophole allowing lower wages give disabled workers the opportunity to be employed. A bill circulating at the state legislature would allow disabled workers to earn less than the minimum wage. We look at all sides of the issue.