Companies will replace low-skilled workers with machines if President Obama’s 40 percent minimum wage hike passes, according to a survey of top accounting professionals.
The flacks behind Thursday’s protests over wages for fast food employees have earned millions from unions for their efforts to lighten the pockets of middle class franchise operators.
Rep. Gwen Moore (D., Wis.) was arrested during a West Milwaukee fast food protest organized by one of her largest campaign donors, a local CBS affiliate reported.
Employees at a pair of Washington, D.C., McDonald’s said they were not planning on partaking in protests allegedly waged on their behalf by a union-backed front group seeking a national minimum wage of $15.
A majority of small business owners oppose nearly every aspect of President Barack Obama’s second-term agenda, according to a new survey.
Small business owners affected by President Barack Obama’s executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors say that it will lead to layoffs, according to a federal agency.
Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) is calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage despite offering no pay to his congressional interns.
Braley appeared with Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) on Sunday at a small Iowa business to advocate for legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. The Iowa Democrat is running to replace the retiring Harkin, who sponsored the minimum wage hike bill.
Congressional Democrats Tim Ryan and Jan Schakowsky have pledged to live on $77 weekly budget as part of “Live the Wage” channel designed to draw attention to the minimum wage. However, critics say that if the Democrats really wanted to understand the plight of the common man, they should live on the wage their interns are paid: $0 per week.
A slew of prominent Democrats will spend the next week on a minimum wage budget as part of the Live the Wage campaign that is being orchestrated by cash-heavy astroturf groups.