Panelists Meet to Discuss the Impact of a $15 Minimum Wage

Pictured above from left are panel moderator, Mary Kate Naatus, Ph.D., associate professor of business, chair of the Department of Business Administration and the director of research for the Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s, and panelists Marilu Marcillo-Gomez, Ph.D., assistant professor of business at Saint Peter’s University as well as the director of the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and chair of the Advisory Council for The Center for Undocumented Students; Nicholas Chiaravalloti, assemblyman of the 31st legislative district; Annette Chaparro, assemblywoman of the 33rd legislative district; Gordon MacInnes, president and chief executive of New Jersey Policy Perspective; Leila Sadeghi, Ph.D. '05, executive director of the Guarini Institute; Nick Sacco, senator and mayor; Steve Lonegan, businessman and Republican politician and Michele Siekerka, president and CEO of New Jersey Business & Industry Association.

Pictured above from left are panel moderator, Mary Kate Naatus, Ph.D., and panelists Marilu Marcillo-Gomez, Ph.D., Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Annette Chaparro, Gordon MacInnes, Leila Sadeghi, Ph.D. ’05, Nick Sacco, Senator Steve Lonegan, and Michele Siekerka.

The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership at Saint Peter’s University is dedicated to exploring key public policy issues at the local, state and national level. The latest panel hosted by the Institute on Tuesday, October 11 was focused on a critical issue in the state of New Jersey—raising the minimum wage to $15/hour. Read more here.