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LA City Council Sets Minimum Wage to $15/hour

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:00am 5/20/2015 at 7:00am

Los Angeles now joins two other bastions of progressive political activism in setting the new minimum wage level to $15/hour.

Los Angeles became the largest US city to ra...

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Seattle Restaurants Struggle With New Minimum Wage

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30pm 3/14/2015 at 7:30pm

A higher minimum wage means more money for low level workers… in theory. The trouble is that raising the minimum wage directly affects the ability of job creators to offer more workers more money. It looks great on paper but doesn’t work well in reality.

For example, we recently reported on a...

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Poll: Most favor higher minimum wage, free community college

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 1:05pm 2/19/2015 at 1:05pm

Even though the all-out battle to “raise the wage” has fizzled, Americans still have workers’ rights on their minds—and polling data shows that they may be more sympathetic to higher wages and more lenient workplace conditions that we previously thought.

A new poll of adult Americans (not just “likely voters”) shows that...

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San Fran Raises Minimum Wage, Kills Local Book Store

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00pm 2/7/2015 at 8:00pm

Progressives love the idea of raising the minimum wage and the City of San Francisco is taking the issue to new heights. Unfortunately, the success and survival of small businesses rarely figure into these decisions.

One small but successful independent book store in San Francisco is now closing. The owner recently appeared...

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First they came for the cashiers, then the waiters …

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 4:00pm 11/29/2014 at 4:00pm

Cashiers aren’t the only workers who might be forced to look for other employment thanks to robots. To help alleviate the current labor shortage, one Singaporean restaurant plans to employ a fleet of robots to deliver food to customers.

Meet the flying robot waiter:

According to Channel News Asia:

Restaurant-goers in Singapore can expect to be...

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San Diego Minimum Wage Petition Battle

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 4:21pm 9/3/2014 at 4:21pm

Professor Jacobson just noted that voter intensity is likely to be a critical factor in the 2014 elections this November.

However, I assert that a petition drive being held in San Diego, focused on revoking the City Council’s minimum wage mandate, shows that voters are quite intense right now.   Given the complete...

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Fast Food Workers Plan Thursday Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:00am 9/2/2014 at 10:00am

Fast food workers are planning to take their protests to a new level Thursday as they take to the streets for the largest mass strike to date.

According to the New York Times, these protests will be different from previous protests in two ways. First, organizers are expanding their demonstrations’ locations, and...

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L.A. Mayor to boost fast food automation (by raising minimum wage to $13.25)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 4:30pm 8/28/2014 at 4:30pm

Earlier this month, we wrote about McDonald’s and what appears to be a technological experiment that would replace cashiers:

McDonald’s employees who picketed for a better living wage (whatever that means) may come to regret that decision. According to a Redditor, a McDonald’s in Illinois replaced their cashiers with machines.  The machines appear to be the cousins...

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McDonald’s Replacing Cashiers With Machines?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1:45pm 8/9/2014 at 1:45pm

McDonald’s employees who picketed for a better living wage (whatever that means) may come to regret that decision. According to a Reddi...

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#RaiseTheWage Campaign Ignores Economic Reality

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 8:30am 6/24/2014 at 8:30am

The White House is taking to Twitter in its appeal for an increase in the federal minimum wage. On Monday, the @WhiteHouse Twitter account posted a graphic touting their “#RaiseTheWage” campaign:

Unfortunately, the proposed minimum wage raise could come at enormous cost.

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Rep. Barbara Lee: I’d support $26/hr minimum wage in California

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 6:21pm 5/3/2014 at 6:21pm

Appearing on CNN’s Crossfire, Congresswoman Barbara Lee advocated for raising the national minimum wage to $10.10/hour, arguing it would increase worker productivity and decrease turnover.

After discussing the national minimum wage, Newt Gingrich asked the Congresswoman whether she’d support an even higher hike than that.

Via The Daily Caller,

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