Greg Kaufmann: Why Can’t Jamie Dimon Pay His Employees a Living Wage?

Greg Kaufmann: Why Can’t Jamie Dimon Pay His Employees a Living Wage?

Greg Kaufmann: Why Can’t Jamie Dimon Pay His Employees a Living Wage?

The too-big-to-fail bank’s CEO pays wages that are too-small-to-live-on.

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Last week, Adriana Vasquez, a janitor in Houston, went to Washington to ask JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon why his company can’t afford to pay her a living wage. Often having to run between floors to clean enough bathrooms before the end of her shift, Ms. Vasquez, a single mother of three, is paid only $8.35 an hour. The Nation’s Greg Kaufmann wrote about Ms. Vasquez last week, and appeared on NPR’s Here and Now to talk about the struggles of service workers, and just how cold-hearted millionaire CEOs can be. 

—Max Rivlin-Nadler

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