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.
Whats wrong with these morons, why not make it $25.00 an hour and be done with it? This way we know the end game has arrived, and stop the bleeding..
Well it puts workers in a new tax bracket
Intersting that it is spearheaded by the SEIU. I was unaware that any union goons made minimum wage
The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarters Expenses?
“In the long run” will govern. Further, the closer the Indiana merchant is to Illinois the higher his prices. It is like “COSTCO when it first started prices were much lower and now with membership fees and supply/demand their prices are just a few pennies cheaper than a supermarket.
There are union contracts that specify wages as a multiple factor of the min wage. ie Joe SEIU may be paid 2.1 times the min wage. So that factor may be in play here.
The rebirth of the Automat?
Ha ha. Chamber of Commerce indeed. You libs slept with the crocodile, hoping it would eat you last....or, perhaps, not at all.
You screwed up. You trusted them.
Maybe, just maybe, you ought to embrace truth instead of the constantly shifting standards of those who change their morality on the basis of “what is hip”.
***Activists were expected to file papers on Monday***
Bet they have never started a business or met a payroll in their lives.
Or worked an honest job.
"Enjoy your *BIG ASS FRIES*"
If the measure was "designed" by SEIU, you can bet your bottom dollar (no pun intended) there is a provision to raise all Union pay rates by a like amount, 40%.
Being that it is California, I would suspect that if it is by some chance defeated by the voters, it will still be enacted. Just a rerun of Prop 8. Not sure why they even go through the emotions of putting things on the ballot - such a sham!
Should make the minimum wage $3000/hour. Then the folks can make some real money. /s
They are only outraged that they didn’t propose it first...
SEIU a proud member of Obama&CO.
EXACTLY! The only people who lose here are the employees and soon to be former employees. It is sad, because teenagers who just want a job - any job to pay for their gas, buy a used car, save some money for college or take a girl on a date now have fewer options for work. The whole idea of minimum wage is absurd. I thought the minimum wage was an agreed upon amount between the employer and the employee. You know...choice.
Most union contracts have a clause in them that requires an increase to the union workers' hourly rate each time the minimum wage is increased. SEIU is merely getting SF to vote SEIU a pay raise. Sweet, isn't it?
Same thing in Vermont/New Hampshire. On one side of the Connecticut River there are high taxes, and stringent regulations. On the other side is where all the businesses are. The people of Vermont voted for higher taxes and more regulation. Then they went shopping in New Hampshire.
No, they don't. But the minimum wage is a benchmark and you cannot expect union workers to stand still when the minimum wage rises. They will need an increase too.