Paul Sonn Argues for Raising the Minimum Wage

Former Skadden Fellow Paul Sonn (’94) of the National Employment Law Project appeared on MSNBC’s “Up With Steve Kornacki” to discuss the minimum wage (Jan. 4). When asked about the significance of democratic efforts to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour at the federal level, Paul said that amount represents a “politically realistic benchmark that will bring the minimum wage really substantially back to the level it had in the late ’60s, early ’70s ... . I think we are hearing the country is struggling with the fact that most of the jobs being created pay these very low wages and it’s holding back our economy.”