Skip to comments.San Francisco Chamber of Commerce ‘outraged’ over minimum wage measure
Posted on 04/08/2014 7:55:23 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is outraged over a ballot measure to raise San Franciscos minimum wage to $15 an hour, saying in a statement on Monday that it flies in the face of collaboration and partnership.
The measure would lift base pay about 40 percent from its current $10.74, making San Franciscos minimum wage the highest in the country. Activists were expected to file papers on Monday for the November ballot.
The measure, designed by SEIU Local 1021, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, and other activist groups, would give companies with fewer than 100 employees until 2017 to raise wages to $15 an hour.
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looks like folks are gonna have to drive to Nevada for an affordable big Mac
(the McD and KFC parking lots here already are EMPTY)
Brilliant move for Obama’s Marxist stooges - all employers who can’t fire their employees will go bankrupt.
Lots of employees in SF are going to be out of work. But the libs don’t care. Ideology trumps reason and common sense.
I think they should just quit pussyfooting around and raise the minimum wage to $100 an hour, nationwide. Then we’d all be rich and we could worry about more important stuff.
Let them run to mcconnell and see what he does to, er I mean, for them.
Good. Let them vote on it. It’ll no doubt pass. Good. I’m sorry for all the small business owners who will have a hard to impossible time coping with it, but let them vote it in, and watch what happens. Small business guys, prepare to hunker down, cut hours way back, close on Sundays, and Wednesdays — whatever it takes to bank the fires and ride it out. The city will literally die on the vine. Good. Be idiots, and pay the price.
Anybody with brains, get outta there — the trend is hopeless when they do stuff like this. Move. Quick.
Make it $100 an hour, to prove what idiots Leftists are.
Shhhhh - don’t give Obama any ideas, he’s just loopy enough to do it nation-wide.
You make an interesting point. As some states drive min wage to unsustainable levels, bordering state service businesses will prosper.
Due to laws and taxes in Illinois, the Indiana side of the Illinois border adjacent to Chicago is loaded with fireworks, liquor, tobacco, and motor fuel stores.
Shopping center leases often don't allow that. You have to remain open all the hours the center is open, or get fined. Whether the fine is more than the $15/hour depends on how many people your business requires.
There won't be any riding it out. Look at Detroit. It's a total mess, and yet the politicians aren't even admitting their policies are the problem. Politicians in SF aren't any different. One thing bureaucrats and politicans NEVER do is admit that they're wrong. It's always "We didn't go far enough."
The problem being that prices on the Indiana side will rise to match Chicago prices as less taxes and regulation will mean more profits if an Indiana merchant raises his prices.
I suspect in 10 yrs, most fast food emporiums will have two employees per shift, and most of their work will be receiving / stocking the food and janitorial work.
Prices there are higher than in middle Indiana but still much lower than Illinois. This “phenomena” has been going on for decades.
Competition still works.
Marxists aren't interested in collaborating with the likes of you. The only reason you haven't taken a bullet yet is that they are still a little bit afraid the old order might be aroused from its slumber and take a ferocious vengeance via the Second Amendment. The day they are no longer afraid, watch out.
How many are familiar with the term “Sack?” It has started, first under color of law and soon not even that pretext.