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Report: Bernie cut campaign staff hours after they demanded $15/hour minimum wage

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10:00am 7/20/2019 at 10:00am
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An ironic thing is happening in the Bernie Sanders campaign. While Bernie travels the country demanding a $15 dollar an hour minimum wage, his staffers are demanding the same from him. Luckily, Bernie has found a solution to the problem.

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House Approves Bill to Double Federal Minimum Wage to $15

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 3:00pm 7/18/2019 at 3:00pm
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The House of Representatives passed the Raise the wage Act, 231-199, that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 from $7.25. The bill states it has to happen by 2025.

While the left celebrates the news, the bill may never see the light of day in the Republican-controlled Senate.

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Restaurant Chain Files For Bankruptcy, Cites Progressive Minimum Wage Laws

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 6:00pm 7/14/2019 at 6:00pm
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The progressive push for higher minimum wage laws has had perfectly predictable results: lower-income people are most harmed, businesses switch to robots, businesses shutter, or as in the case of west coast Restaurants Unlimited, Inc., they simply file for bankruptcy. The chain closed six restaurants prior to filing.

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Croissant-gate: Ocasio-Cortez outraged by inhumane cost of capitalist croissants at LaGuardia Airport

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 9:00am 4/2/2019 at 9:00am
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Monday, outraged (scream emoji and all) by croissant prices at LaGuardia airport, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez tweeted thusly:

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*UNEXPECTEDLY* — NYC Restaurants Cut Staff and Worker Hours Due to New $15 Minimum Wage

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:00am 1/19/2019 at 10:00am
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A new law in New York City which took effect at the start of the year, requires businesses with eleven or more employees to pay them a minimum of $15 an hour. It’s not working out too well for restaurants.

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Grad Students Across U.S. Push for $15 Dollar Minimum Wage

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 1:30pm 10/28/2018 at 1:30pm

This movement has done such a lovely job with the fast food industry. What could go wrong?

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Grad Students’ ‘Fight for $15’

Amazon announced this month that it would begin paying its workers at least $15 per hour, making it the latest employer to cede to labor activists who have...

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Seattle Minimum Wage Hike Backfires Hurting Low Income Workers

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11:30am 6/27/2017 at 11:30am
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The progressive city of Seattle pushed its minimum wage up to $15 dollars an hour but a new study from economists at the University of Washington suggests the measure is hurting the very people it was intended to help.

This is an issue the left often refuses to underst...

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Will San Francisco ban delivery robots?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 9:00am 6/4/2017 at 9:00am
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California’s Bay Area is is a technological capital of this country, where thousands of highly trained computer and engineering professions strive to created the latest digital and mechanized wonders.

In a move so rich with irony that the Russians are looking for mining rights, San Francisco politicians are mulling a ban on...

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San Diego Restaurants Serve “Dining Surcharge” After Minimum Wage Hikes

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 8:30am 1/6/2017 at 8:30am
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Legal Insurrection has often chronicled the unintended consequences of minimum wage hikes across the country, from worker struggles in Seattle, automation replacing service personnel, the closing of a popular eatery in New York, and the loss of jobs at UC Berkeley.

Now, in my home town of San Diego, diners are being...

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Good Job “Raise the Wage” Crowd! McDonald’s to Install Automated Kiosks Nationwide

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30pm 11/30/2016 at 7:30pm

We’ve been blogging about the push to raise the minimum wage to $15 and the correlation with the rise of automated kiosks since 2014. Fast forward two years and the machines have won.

I blogged in 2014:

This is all basic economics, really. As costs of labor increase, the added cost must be...

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Study Shows Raising Minimum Wage in Seattle Did Little to Help Workers

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 2:00pm 7/31/2016 at 2:00pm

Minimum wage hikes sound great on the surface, but as we’ve been reporting here at LI, such hikes tend to do the opposite of their proponents’ stated intention.  From forcing businesses to fire employees, cut hours, and find technological replacements for workers, minimum wage hikes are counter-productive, even destructive to...

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Big Robot welcomes your $15 per hr minimum wage

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:33pm 6/11/2016 at 9:33pm

On my way back from Israel earlier this week, I saw a model of efficiency.

Big Robot.

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Wage Hikes Bring Kiosks to Wendy’s

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 5:30pm 5/12/2016 at 5:30pm

Being replaced by machines is probably not what the Raise the Wage! crowd had in mind, but here we are. Again.

For almost two years, McDonald’s has been flirting with automated ordering machines, and has introduced the new mechanical overlords to some of its locations.

I blogged about this back in 2014:

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Minimum Wage Hike Kills Popular Upstate NY Eatery

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00am 4/20/2016 at 7:00am

New York’s new minimum wage is being cited as the main reason that a popular Albany restaurant is closing its doors after serving the community for decades.

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Beloved Upstate Restaurant Closes, Cites Minimum Wage Hike As Major Reason

An Albany area fish fry restaurant is closing its doors after nearly 70...

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California’s $15 Minimum Wage Hike Costs UC Berkeley Jobs

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 18, 2016 at 3:00pm 4/18/2016 at 3:00pm

Minimum wage hikes tend to hurt lower income-wage earners more than help.

California recently mandated a $15 minimum wage. Now, facilities maintenance and food service workers at UC Berkeley may find their jobs imperiled.

Justin Holcomb writes for Townhall:

The $15 minimum wage hike in California has sent financially troubled UC Berkeley into...

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California: Where Economic Justice Trumps Economic Reason

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 10:00am 4/5/2016 at 10:00am

About a week ago, I noted that California lawmakers and public employee unions cut a deal to avoid a ballot battle over a $15/hour minimum wage within the state.

Now, Governor Jerry Brown officially signed it into law:

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NY phasing in $15 minimum wage

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10:30am 4/2/2016 at 10:30am

The State of New York just passed two significant measures. One is a new family leave policy and the other is a new minimum wage of $15 an hour.

Liberals are pretty stoked about both items. Smaller businesses, particularly in hard-hit upstate NY, not so much. Expect the people intended to...

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