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  • New York Makes Uber and Lyft Pay a $17.22 an Hour Minimum Plus Expenses to Their Drivers

    12/05/2018 9:39:12 AM PST · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    Fortune magazine ^ | December 4, 2018 | GLENN FLEISHMAN
    Uber, Lyft, Via, and Gett/Juno must pay on-demand drivers of their services a minimum of $17.22 an hour after expenses starting in mid-January 2019, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) announced Dec. 4. The commission claimed this will result in an average nearly $10,000 rise in earnings for 96% of drivers. About 80,000 people regularly drive for ride-sharing firms. The commission set a formula that will result in a gross hourly rate of up to $28 an hour to cover the average per-mile expenses drivers incur so that a driver’s effective freelance wage should net out to $17.22...
  • Ocasio-Cortez confirms she will pay interns 'at least' $15 an hour

    12/04/2018 8:21:25 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/18 | Avery Anapol
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday night confirmed she will pay her interns at least $15 an hour. “Time to walk the walk,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns. We will be one of them.” Her message came after The Washington Post confirmed with her chief of staff that she intended to pay her interns the amount. Her tweet comes the day after Ocasio-Cortez called for lawmakers to increase pay for their interns and staffers. The rising Democratic star, a self-described democratic socialist, tweeted Monday that she visited a restaurant in Washington where she met...
  • South Africa's Ramaphosa signs minimum wage bill into law

    11/26/2018 6:34:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 26, 2018 7:16 AM | Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo
    South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the national minimum wage bill, his office said on Monday, part of efforts by the government to tackle wage inequality in Africa’s most industrialized economy. The National Minimum Wage Act sets South Africa’s minimum wage at 20 rand ($1.45) an hour, equal to 3,500 rand per month. […] Supporters of the minimum wage say it will reduce inequality and stimulate economic growth as workers spend more. But critics say it could lead to increased unemployment, already at record highs, because some employers won’t be able to afford higher wage bills. …
  • My Proposed Federal Minimum Wages to Discourage Foreign Invasions

    11/07/2018 10:06:50 AM PST · by Brian Griffin · 22 replies
    Brian Griffin | 11/07/2018 | Brian Griffin
    It would be best if Mexico stopped the oncoming hordes in the south of Mexico. I propose to give Mexico the incentives to do so, possibly lower wages for its workers here. The Mexican government will work hard to prevent ~$12/hour Mexican US worker wages from sinking to $4.50/hour or even $1/hour. Invading caravans will be intercepted and sent home. Walls will be quickly built in southern Mexico and manned. My proposed federal minimum wages, needed to secure our national borders and our effective voting rights, would override all state and local law. There would be two scales, one for...
  • Democrat Tim Ryan Envisions $30-, $40-, $50-an-Hour Jobs for Working Class Americans

    11/05/2018 7:28:14 PM PST · by kevcol · 57 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 5, 2018 | Susan Jones
    "Working-class issues are the issues of the Democratic Party," Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) told Fox News's Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures." .. We got to get off this, you know, just talking about $15 an hour. We got to talk about how we get $30-, $40-, $50-an-hour jobs that people who work hard and play by the rules can be comfortable. I think people are tired of the anxiety, tired of not being comfortable, and the Democratic Party is pushing an agenda that will help those people.
  • Amazon's Minimum Wage Hike: Heartfelt Activism, Or Crass Political Opportunism?

    10/04/2018 8:26:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/04/2018
    Amazon, the massive online retailer, announced with great fanfare that it will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, and will encourage others across the nation to do the same. Is it unselfish public-mindedness, or political and competitive pressures that's behind the move? Sorry, Jeff Bezos, but we don't buy the social justice talk anymore. Anytime a multi-billion dollar corporation begins talking about social issues, check your wallet. And then look at who's pressuring them. That's certainly the case with Amazon, which on Tuesday announced the minimum wage hike. "We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we...
  • Some Amazon employees say they will make less after the raise

    10/03/2018 11:49:00 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | October 3,2018 | Krystal Hu
    Amazon’s decision to raise workers’ minimum wage to $15 per hour was welcome news, But for some Amazon employees, the excitement didn’t last very long as they learned that existing financial incentives and bonus programs, including stock and monthly bonuses, that usually boost paychecks will be eliminated starting November 1. Several Amazon warehouse workers in the U.S., who spoke to Yahoo Finance on the condition of anonymity fearing reprisals, talked about how the change will negatively affect them. After the removal of these perks, some workers said they will be making less. Most of the workers who voiced concerns have...
  • DC Council takes initial steps to overturn voter-approved minimum wage hike for tipped workers

    10/02/2018 11:12:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/18 | TAL AXELROD
    D.C. lawmakers on Tuesday voted to overturn an initiative that would raise the minimum wage for tipped workers, just four months after voters approved the measure. The D.C. Council voted 8-5 to repeal the measure, known as Initiative 77, which would raise wages to $12.50 an hour. The move marks the first of several votes needed to send the legislation to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) desk, according to The Washington Post. Bowser has already vowed to sign the repeal legislation, the Post reported. Under D.C. law, tipped workers are paid $3.33 an hour. Employers are required to make up the...
  • Socialist Dem Ocasio-Cortez laments coffee shop's closure - over wage hikes that she supports

    08/22/2018 3:46:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/22/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    New York Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez portrays herself as "a normal, working person," but one of her positions may have helped 150 people lose their jobs. After enduring mockery for declaring Sunday that a walk in a national park was an example of democratic socialism, Ocasio-Cortez lamented Monday the shutting down of an iconic New York coffee shop that closed mostly due to a higher minimum wage – which Ocasio-Cortez supported. **SNIP** But unlike what Ocasio-Cortez wants you to believe about the closing down, it wasn’t the result of greedy capitalists trying to squeeze the workers, but rather government regulations...
  • The Agenda That Dare Not Speak Its Name

    08/17/2018 4:49:18 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    WFB ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | Matthew Continettii
    The Democrats have decided that agendas are overrated. Back in May, the party unveiled its "Better Deal" program, calling for expanded broadband access, an increase in the minimum wage, and paid family and sick leave. Voters didn't bite. So last month the Democrats came up with "For the People," which simplifies the platform to infrastructure spending, lowering health care costs, and draining the swamp. Again, crickets. What to do? Party leadership has declared that it's every cis-het man for himself. "We trust our candidates to know their districts and the challenges facing their communities better than anyone," House campaign chair...
  • Some Ideas To Think About

    08/01/2018 2:36:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | August 1, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Poverty is no mystery, and it's easily avoidable. The poverty line that the Census Bureau used in 2016 for a single person was an income of $12,486 that year. For a two-person household, it was $16,072, and for a four-person household, it was $24,755. To beat those poverty thresholds is fairly simple. Here's the road map: Complete high school; get a job, any kind of a job; get married before having children; and be a law-abiding citizen. How about some numbers? A single person taking a minimum wage job would earn an annual income of $15,080. A married couple would...
  • The Fight For 15 Is Knocking New York City Out

    07/31/2018 2:05:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/31/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    In New York City, the clock is ticking on one of the many progressive legislative packages pushed through over the past few years by Governor Andrew Cuomo to appease his liberal base. Oddly named the “Victory for New York Families” bill, the law mandated that minimum wage levels in the city would have to rise to $15 per hour by the end of this year, along with various benefits including paid family leave. I suppose that certainly seems like a victory for those in low skill, low wage jobs, but that’s only if they still have a job. As...
  • Fight Against $15: Democrats Surprisingly Push To Repeal Minimum Wage Hike In Nation's Capital

    07/14/2018 11:44:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/14/2018
    "Fight for $15" is the rallying cry for most Democrats these days. But soon after Washington, D.C., voters approved a hike in tipped wages to $15, Democrats on the city council moved to repeal it. That's what happens when ideology crashes into reality. On Tuesday, 7 of the 13 members of Washington's city council sponsored a bill to jettison the wage hike for tipped workers that 56% of D.C. voters had approved by a ballot initiative less than a month before. Under Initiative 77, the workers would see their minimum wage climb from the current $3.89 an hour to $15...
  • Officials: San Francisco is 1st major US city with $15 wage

    06/30/2018 5:54:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2018 12:22 PM EDT
    Officials say San Francisco will become the first major U.S. city to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour Sunday under a ballot measure approved by voters in 2014. City Administrator Naomi Kelly says it will be the first to hit the milestone for all workers. But it won’t be the last. California lawmakers approved a plan two years ago to increase the state’s $10 minimum to $15 by 2022. […] Advocates have been urging a $15 minimum, saying workers need a “living wage” to survive. …
  • DC voters approve $15 min wage hike, end of tipping exception...

    06/19/2018 7:40:53 PM PDT · by caww · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/19/2018 | Sean Higgins
    D.C. voters backed Initiative 77 Tuesday, raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, up from the current level of $12.50, and phasing out the $3.33 an hour minimum wage for tipped workers. With just under 90 percent of the precincts reporting in at press time, the margin was 55-44 percent. The effort had been 'championed by organized labor and liberal groups'... but opposed by the restaurant industry as well as city government leaders. D.C. previously allowed tipped workers to be paid $3.33 an hour but required employers to make up the difference if that plus tips...
  • Business Owners Get Creative with Unemployment Rate at Record Low

    06/02/2018 10:46:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | June 1, 2018 | Laura Barczewski
    DES MOINES, Iowa — The United States’ unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, according to the May jobs report that was released on Friday. Iowa’s unemployment rate is even lower than the national average. “So the numbers we were seeing in April were around 2.8 percent, which is almost a historical low for Iowa. So that just means we are all having to be more creative. We are having to look at maybe individuals with barriers that we can serve whether it be veterans, those with criminal backgrounds, disabilities. We want to help all of those that are willing and...
  • How Bernie Sanders's minimum wage hike idea works in Venezuela

    01/06/2018 8:31:21 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6 Jan, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Bernie Sanders has opined for years on the necessity of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, explaining that: By phasing in a pay raise for tens of millions of workers, we can improve living standards, lift families out of poverty, and provide a much-needed boost to our economy. Our bill will raise the wages of 41 million workers — an extra $3,500 a year in pay for full-time workers. The socialist Senator this past year introduced legislation in the Senate for the wage hike and while that didn't succeed (so far) has made the $15 wage call a...
  • The NYC “Minimum Wage Bomb”

    05/06/2018 9:02:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/05/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s been yet another development in the Fight for Fifteen, this time coming to us from the Big Apple. With great fanfare, the Democrats in New York City (and in the state government as well) have been trying to outdo each other this election cycle by jacking up the minimum wage. Recent legislative moves brought the city to the point where they’ve had six minimum wage increases in two years. As you might imagine, this has been particularly tough on the restaurant and bar business. The city is quickly making some eateries essentially unprofitable unless they increase their menu...
  • Flippy the Burger Flipping Robot Is Now Cooking at the CaliBurger Fast Food Chain

    03/05/2018 1:50:19 PM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies ^ | 03-05-2018 | by Rich DeMuro
    A burger-flipping robot named Flippy is now cooking up hamburgers at a fast food restaurant called Caliburger. A robot named Flippy is now in the kitchen at a fast food restaurant called CaliBurger in Pasadena. We were there for a preview event where Flippy made us some lunch. Flippy is a brand new, burger flipping robot now cooking at a chain called CaliBurger, which serves up California style burgers and fries. "The key to success in the restaurant industry is consistency. So anytime you go to a CaliBurger anywhere you know that the patty will be cooked exactly the same,"...
  • Minimum wage hikes sending restaurants the way of the shopping mall?

    01/15/2018 11:31:47 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 52 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2018 January 15 | Brittany De Lea
    Eighteen states raised their minimum wages at the start of 2018, but increasing labor costs are strangling the dining industry so much that restaurants could soon face the same fate as shopping malls. "I think you're going to see thousands of restaurants close their doors," Willie Degel, "Restaurant Stakeout" host and CEO of Uncle Jack's Steakhouse, told FOX Business. "Fine dining is going to go by the wayside." The downward cycle seems daunting to Degel and other industry insiders. As costs rise, only so much of the burden can be passed along to consumers in the form of price hikes...