The Black Friday protests at a Walmart in Washington state featured more paid union activists than actual employees, according to a new report.
A minimum wage increase will benefit upper class teens more than workers in poverty, according to a new study.
There is a certain, almost ritualistic, dance one goes through when discussing the minimum wage. It goes something like this:
- Someone says that increasing costs for labor decreases the demand for labor, citing basic economic theory and common sense;
- a proponent of wage hikes says “nuh uh” and points to the Card and Krueger study showing “nuh uh”;
- the first person responds by saying “Yeah huh!” and points to Neumark and Wascher who published a book backing the “Yeah huh!” point of view;
- Rinse and repeat with any number of studies until each side wants to stab the other in the face.*
I’m going to sidestep this whole show and instead deal with some anecdata, which we all know is far, far superior to facts and figures.
A fight is heating up in New Jersey over an upcoming Election Day ballot question that asks voters to not only raise the minimum wage but also approve an amendment to the state constitution that would mandate yearly increases to that wage and tie it to the national Consumer Price Index (CPI).
A New York City judge has awarded strippers the right to a minimum wage for dancing on stage in minimum clothing.
Union front groups turned out hundreds of fast food workers from dozens of cities demanding union representation and $15 minimum wages.
A new study reveals that freshman Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D., Mass.) concept of tripling the minimum wage relies on oversimplified and faulty data.
President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are using widely disputed research from a pair of radical labor activists-turned-professors to justify a massive minimum wage hike that mainstream economists say will increase unemployment.
President Barack Obama’s proposal to increase the minimum wage will give a boost to union members who already earn more than the current federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.
President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour during his State of the Union despite concerns from some economists that it would deflate an already weak economic recovery.