Local biz owner on the pain of a 15 min wage and much more
Originally aired: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Destiny Sund is the co-owner of The Confectional, a cheesecake store with locations in Pike Place, Capitol Hill, and more. She is also an outspoken member of the Sustainable Wages Seattle movement. She joins the show to go point by point on how an immediate $15 minimum wage would hurt her business. // A grade school student shaved her head in solidarity with her best friend who is battling cancer. The school suspended her for breaking the dress code, but has since reversed that ruling thanks to the story going viral. // LongForm: Jason fact checks an infographic circulating the Twitter feeds of supporters of the $15 minimum wage. A new study by the University of Washington suggests that the average minimum wage earner isn't a minority or a single parent and really doesn't need $15 an hour to make a living wage. // The US Navy is weighing banning the sale of tobacco products on bases and ships. Jason questions why we can't allow our servicemen this one vice.