Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has signed onto the Service Employees International Union-backed fast food worker movement, as she tacks further to the left in the Democratic primaries.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D.) promised minimum wage hikes for fast food restaurants could shut down one out of every five chain restaurants in the state, according to a new survey.
I’m old enough to remember when unions were denouncing wages under $15 as sub-survival rates. For instance, check out how this union-backed astroturf group describes an hourly wage under $15:
I’ve written about minimum wage hikes several times before. They don’t help alleviate poverty. They kill jobs. They drive bookstores out of business.
And now we discover that they cripple comic book stores. Here is National Review‘s Ian Tuttle:
Minimum wage hikes adopted across the country will have numerous unintended consequences for those they are trying to help, according to a new website documenting the human cost of wage mandates.
A Seattle CEO is making headlines for his decision to cut his own pay and raise his employees’ minimum salary to $70,000 a year. Dan Price, the chief executive of Gravity Payments, said he made the decision after ready a study that showed that giving people more money makes the happy.
At least one influential liberal blogger was very excited about the news.
A tiny San Francisco suburb’s attempt to implement one of the nation’s highest minimum wages threatens to shatter an immigrant’s American dream.
John Nemec came to America from the Czechoslovakia in 1966 with $20 in his pocket and zero relatives and friends. He landed a minimum wage job in New York City that netted him $1.25 an hour.
“I thought I was a rich man—anyone coming from my country felt rich. We made 2,000 crowns in a month. That was about $57,” he says.
San Francisco’s Borderlands Books will be forced to close as the city increases its minimum wage, and its owner Alan Beatts is tired of being criticized for talking about it.