In 2013, Seattle became ground zero for the heated national debate about increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour. THE VALUE OF WORK gives voice to supporters and the opponents, including the mayor, an activist city councilwoman, small business owners, and minimum-wage workers affected by the unprecedented legislation.
Directed by Steve James (‘Hoop Dreams’), this is an important 8 minutes of narrative. I don’t agree with every sentiment in it, but it’s not meant to provide the economic rationale behind the opposing views. Knowing who it is that you’re talking about when you talk about minimum wage legislation is important though. This short doc clarifies that.