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  • NYC restaurant industry jobs evaporate after $15/hr wage sets in

    09/30/2019 3:16:05 PM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 9/30/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Last December, the final phase of increasing the minimum wage in New York City to $15 per hour went into effect. (Well, at least the last stage for now.) It was considered a huge victory for the Fight for 15 crowd and, presumably, a big win for workers, particularly in the foodservice industry. So how has that been working out since then? As the New York Post reported this weekend, the law of unintended consequences has come roaring into play. They feature the story of one taco and tequila joint on the upper west side that’s been doing a thriving...
  • Meet the lawyer [SOROS STOOGE] pouring millions to get $15 minimum wage on Florida’s ballot

    09/16/2019 6:47:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies
    wnd ^ | SEP 15 2019 | Jacob Pramuk
    Personal-injury lawyer John Morgan has spent millions in a push to get a $15 per hour minimum wage measure on the ballot in Florida. Amid concerns working class pay has not kept pace with costs of living, seven states and Washington, D.C., have voted to boost their minimum wages to $15 per hour. John Morgan has gathered the 766,200 signatures needed to let voters decide whether to raise the wage next year. Now, the Orlando-based personal injury attorney waits on the state Supreme Court to decide if it appears on the ballot. Morgan, who runs a firm employing more than...
  • Victims of the $15 minimum wage

    08/13/2019 9:00:31 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    nypost ^ | August 11, 2019 | NY Post Editorial Board
    As predicted, the $15 minimum wage is forcing city employers to cut staff, shorten or scrap shifts, hike prices, cancel expansion plans and even close locations. The mandate took effect Jan. 1 for city businesses with 11 or more employees — and will hit even the smallest businesses come Dec. 31. Employers say they’re struggling to adjust to the whopping wage boost and making major shifts in plans. Yes, lefty and union-backed economists released a report last week claiming a local restaurant-jobs boom. But the city’s Independent Budget Office put the 2018 drop at 6,000 jobs, or about 3.4 percent....
  • Hypocrite labor unions are exempt from the very same minimum wage laws that they helped to pass

    12/31/2018 3:32:03 AM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 31, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Hypocrite labor unions are exempt from the very same local minimum wage laws that they helped to pass Labor unions are responsible for passing local minimum wage laws in cities all over the U.S.But in many of these cities, unions are exempt from the very same minimum wage laws that they helped to pass.According to this article from the Washington Examiner, hypocrite unions are exempt from the local minimum wage laws in Chicago, Illinois, SeaTac, Washington, and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, as well as the California cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Long Beach, San Jose, Richmond, and Oakland.Why would unions support...
  • Memo to Mayor Pete: The minimum wage for entrepreneurs is zero dollars

    08/11/2019 5:32:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/11/19 | Cliff Maloney
    Let’s be clear: Mayor Peter Buttigieg’s off-color remark equating minimum wage opposition to being an oppressor of the poor isn’t just ignorant. It ignores elementary school economics. Politicians like to look at the minimum wage debate and only talk about the worker. For Democrats, this is a household talking point designed to earn votes. But it’s lacking reality. You can’t analyze only a third of the equation and expect to produce a winning formula. Creating jobs is a process that involves entrepreneurs, workers and consumers. All three of these items dictate the worth of an employee, not just what the...
  • This City Just Voted to Give Minimum Wage of $30 to Uber and Lyft drivers

    08/08/2019 3:11:00 PM PDT · by morphing libertarian · 82 replies
    Fast Company; KFI Radio 640 LA ^ | 8-8-2019 | Adele Peters
    BY ADELE PETERS Los Angeles county, where the minimum wage is currently $14.25 an hour, studies suggest that Uber and Lyft drivers often make far less. In El Monte, an industrial city east of Los Angeles, the city council just unanimously voted to change that, telling city officials to begin drafting a law that would guarantee drivers a minimum of $30 an hour. While other cities have set minimum wages for ride-hail drivers, this would be the highest in the country, and it comes after pressure from the Mobile Workers Alliance, a project from the Service Employees International Union, Local...
  • Hey, New York! How's that $15 an Hour Minimum Wage Working for Ya?

    08/07/2019 9:41:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/07/2019 | Rick Moran
    The lede from this Wall Street Journal article says it all: "More than six months after the $15 minimum wage went into effect in New York City, business leaders and owners say the increased labor costs have forced them to cut staff, eliminate work shifts and raise prices."Duh.Sarah McNally, owner of McNally Jackson Books, says, "There’s absolutely no benefit to being a retail business in New York." The unions, the conniving politicians, the anti-capitalist activists who were the driving force behind the "Fight for 15" movement have done a great job. They have all benefited while the workers and businesses...
  • Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founders Announce Limited Edition Ice Cream in Support of Bernie Sanders

    08/02/2019 12:13:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Ben & Jerry’s co-founders announced a limited edition ice cream on Friday in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his presidential bid. Ben Cohen, a co-founder of the Vermont-based ice cream giant, announced the new political flavor in a tweet Friday morning. He said Sanders is “the best candidate to beat Trump and drive the transformational change that we need to create a country that works for working families”:
  • Moderators Should Press Candidates on Policy Proposal Consequences

    07/30/2019 9:34:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | July 30, 2019 | Alfredo Ortiz
    The Democratic debates tonight and tomorrow will likely stick to the familiar script from the first ones, with candidates tripping over each other to see who can promise the biggest tax-spend-and-regulate agenda. This doesn't make for compelling television. President Trump nailed the description of the first round with his one-word tweet, "BORING!" To make the debates more exciting to watch and to provide voters with a glimpse of reality into Democrats' fantasy-world policy proposals, the CNN moderators must press the candidates on the consequences of their proposals. A good place to start is by challenging their uniform support of the...
  • Bernard Sanders: Stretch Limousine Liberal

    07/25/2019 10:11:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American ^ | July 25, 2019 | Rich Logis
    Show me where Bread Line Bernard Sanders has voluntarily implemented "democratic socialism" into his own life. You can't, because he hasn't. Ever. Politics is sales. Why should any of us buy what Sanders is selling if he himself won't buy what he's selling? Sanders wants businesses to pay $15.00 per hour to their employees, but some of his own campaign staff earn less than that due to the number of weekly hours they work. Now some of those employees are demanding they be paid what Sanders wants to force upon all business-owners. Sanders has responded by limiting the number of...
  • Wages War

    07/24/2019 3:52:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | July 24, 2019 | John Stossel
    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign was just disrupted by campaign workers demanding the same $15 per hour that Sanders demands the government force all employers to pay. It serves him right. Years ago, the activist group ACORN faced the same problem. After fighting for a higher minimum wage, it tried to convince a judge it should be granted an exception when paying its own workers, since it was involved in such important and productive work. Government telling employers what to pay people creates nasty side effects. Five years ago, Seattle won fame by becoming the first American city to mandate...
  • Economically challenged Rep Tlaib calls for $20 an hour

    07/23/2019 12:22:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | - July 23, 2019 | By S.Noble
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) called for a $20 federal minimum wage less than a week after the House of Representatives voted to raise the wage to $15 over the next six years. She seems to think these low-wage jobs should pay enough to support a family of four. Tlaib doesn’t understand the concept of jobs meant to be second jobs, employment for youth, money for extras. It is pay for what the job is worth. She is incredibly ignorant of basic economics and doesn’t seem to realize she would kill far too many jobs and too many businesses. Tlaib...
  • Crazy Bernie Rips Union, Cuts Hours, Refuses to Pay Living Wage (What a Hypocrite!!!)

    07/22/2019 4:05:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | July 22, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Bernie Sanders. “Bernie Sanders defends how little he’s paying his campaign staff after complaints that they’re not even being paid what his presidential campaign says that people should be paid.” Bernie Sanders is not paying his campaign staff the $15 minimum wage that he is advocating. So Crazy Bernie “defended the pay package on Friday after the Washington Post story highlighted the fact” that Bernie’s being a little bit of a hypocrite, and then Bernie expressed frustration that his employees took their complaints to the media! He said (impression), “It does bother me that people are going outside the...
  • Rashida Tlaib: C’mon, Let’s Make The Federal Minimum Wage $20 Per Hour

    07/22/2019 3:11:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2019 | AllahPundit
    Via the Free Beacon. I told you she’s the Ringo of the group, did I not?Two things about this. First, I think it probably does fairly represent Tlaib’s and the Squad’s approach to policy generally, which is really just to take whatever the current progressive conventional wisdom is and super-size it. Progressives want softer borders? F*** that. AOC’s ready to get rid of borders. Progressives want to return to the Paris Accord? F*** that. The Squad is prepared to reorganize America’s economy to fight climate change.Progressives want a $15 minimum wage? F*** that. Ringo will give you $20. And...
  • Bernie Sanders Campaign Responds To Staffers’ Demand For $15 Minimum Wage By … Cutting Back Hours

    07/21/2019 7:42:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/21/2019 | AllahPundit
    Congrats on finally becoming a capitalist, Bernie.If you missed Ed’s post on Friday about Team Bernie’s crash course in real-world economics, read it now for background. The campaign’s field organizers realized they’ve been working an average of 60 hours a week at a rate of $36,000 per year, which shakes out to a bit less than $15 per hour — the magic number Bernie himself has demanded be set as the new federal minimum wage. He can’t pay us less than what he wants every American to be paid, his staffers rightly reasoned. So they’ve complained to management and...
  • Sanders campaign announces it will cut hours to pay staffers $15 minimum wage, prompting mockery

    07/21/2019 7:31:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 22 replies
    Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced this weekend he will cut staffers' hours so that they can effectively be paid a $15-an-hour minimum wage, prompting mockery from critics who say the move is more evidence that Sanders' plan to raise the national minimum wage is hypocritical and would only lead to less work and more unemployment. The Washington Post first reported last Thursday that Sanders' field staffers were upset that Sanders championed a $15 minimum wage on the campaign trail, and made headlines for railing against major corporations who pay "starvation wages" -- even as his own employees made "poverty...
  • Hypocrite Bernie Sanders says it’s “not acceptable” that some of his employees have complained...

    07/20/2019 5:15:57 AM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies
    Wordpress ^ | July 20, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Hypocrite Bernie Sanders says it’s “not acceptable” that some of his employees have complained about getting paid less than $15 an hour Bernie Sanders has repeatedly said that he wants the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour.However, he pays some of his own employees only $13 an hour.And he said it’s “not acceptable” that some of his employees have complained about this.These are Sanders’s exact words:“It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media. That is really not acceptable. It is really not what labor negotiations are about, and it’s...
  • Marx Bites Bernie: Sanders Campaign Engulfed In Messy Fight With Unionized Staff Over Pay

    07/19/2019 7:36:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/19/2019 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Bernie Sanders is one of the many faces that make up the progressive left within the Democratic Party. HeÂ’s an unapologetic democratic socialist. He has an economic agenda that would cost us trillions of dollars. And heÂ’s staunchly pro-labor union. That is until his campaign staff starts making demands for better pay, right? Yeah, it seems so. The Sanders campaign has unionized and is demanding $15/hour for staff nationwide and so far the left-wing candidateÂ’s leadership is silent on the matter. You just canÂ’t make this up. The far left guy unionizes the staff, makes minimum wage hikes part...
  • House passes bill to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

    07/18/2019 11:48:07 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 245 replies
    Fox News ^ | Ronn Blitzer | Fox News
    The House of Representatives approved the Raise the Wage Act Thursday, which would boost the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade. In a 231-199 vote along party lines, the House passed the legislation that would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, more than double the current rate of $7.25. In an even more drastic increase, the bill calls for having the same minimum wage for tipped workers, raising it from $2.13 an hour.
  • Minimum Wage Laws Are a Terrible Idea (They Sure are!!!)

    07/17/2019 7:22:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | July 17, 2019 | Star Parker
    Democrats in Congress have again brought the minimum wage to the national political stage. Legislation moving forward in the House, H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, would increase the national minimum wage from the current $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour in increments spanning the next five years. Minimum wage is a highly partisan issue, reflecting the very different ways the two parties view economic reality. When the Pew Research Center surveyed voters during the 2016 presidential campaign, 82 percent of Hillary Clinton supporters favored raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, while only 21 percent...