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  • 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
    ktla.com ^ | 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...
  • Walmart plans to cut more than 1,000 corporate jobs

    01/15/2018 9:59:49 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 34 replies
    Fox Business / WSJ ^ | 2018 January 12 | Dow Jones Newswires
    A day after promising to give its store workers raises and bonuses, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is preparing to hand out pink slips at its headquarters. The giant retailer, which is based in Bentonville, Ark., and employs more than 1.5 million people in the U.S., plans to cut more than 1,000 corporate jobs ..... < snip > ..... The job cuts are expected to be broad based, focused on workers primarily at the company's headquarters ..... < snip >
  • Will universal daycare come to Ontario?

    01/15/2018 9:31:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/15/18 | Arthur Weinreb
    Universal daycare may become one of the more costly side effects of the government’s large increase in the minimum wage. As always, it will be the taxpayers who get it in the end Economics is not an exact science. This is why President Harry Truman asked for a one-armed economist because he was tired of being told “on the one hand…, but on the other hand…” But it is basic Economics 101 that if a business’s costs increase, that business will end up raising its prices. On Jan. 1, 2018, Ontario’s minimum wage increased from $11.60 an hour to $14...
  • Red Robin Will Offset Minimum Wage Hikes by Canning Busboys

    01/10/2018 11:13:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 8, 2018 | Lisa Fickenscher
    Restaurant busboys, in line to earn a little more dough this year as minimum wage hikes hit across the country, are instead losing their jobs as chains look to cut costs. One chain axing jobs is Red Robin, which hopes to save about $8 million this year by eliminating busboys at each of its 570 restaurants, the company said Monday. Red Robin restaurants are located mostly in Western states, where the minimum wage has risen more quickly.
  • As a Matter of Fact, Minimum Wage Laws Hurt the Poor

    01/10/2018 10:29:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2018 | Jeff Jacoby
    NO ONE LIKES to admit having been wrong. It's especially tough for members of the pundit class, whose job amounts to telling people what to think. So when National Review's critic-at-large Kyle Smith last week published a piece with the headline "We Were Wrong About Stop-and-Frisk," people noticed.Smith and National Review are conservative. Like many conservatives, they had predicted that if New York Mayor Bill de Blasio fulfilled his campaign pledge to end stop-and-frisk — the police practice of stopping, questioning, and patting down people for weapons merely because they seemed suspicious — crime in the city would go up....
  • I Received My Trump Bonus Yesterday!

    01/09/2018 4:12:29 AM PST · by usconservative · 20 replies
    Self ^ | 1/9/2018 | USConservative
    Received my Trump Bonus yesterday! A cool $1,000 added to our annual bonus. Email from the CEO cited the new corporate tax law signed by President Trump and the bank's desire to retain the best talent as the economy ramps up.
  • Pres. Trump Signs 7 Bills into Law as America-First Policies Continue

    01/09/2018 5:44:09 AM PST · by smileyface · 14 replies
    OANN ^ | Jan 8 2018 | OAN Newsroom
    The laws range from further improving the Department of Veteran Affairs to cracking down on human trafficking and sexual assault. He also signed bills that celebrate the African-American community. Those include a commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of African-Americans in the country, and a law which establishes the African American Civil Rights Network within the National Park Service.
  • Don’t believe the lies about the US being at ‘full employment’

    01/09/2018 5:21:20 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 83 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan 08, 2018 | John Crudele
    We’ve already started to hear this lie: the US is at full employment. That nearly everyone who wants a job has got a job. The lie started during President Obama’s second term, when the job market was truly lousy. And now that President Trump is in charge, the lie is again coming out of the mouths of economists. Let me be clear about something. Parts of the US economy are doing better than they were post-recession. Other parts haven’t even gotten back to their pre-Great Recession levels. And, if you believe Trump, the economy will do much better now that...
  • Working-class families are winning big under Trump

    01/09/2018 4:33:03 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 09, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its newest jobs report on Friday, and the data clearly show, under the pro-business policies implemented by the Trump administration, low-income and working-class families are enjoying significant economic gains not experienced in nearly 20 years. Democrats and liberal pundits have argued the recent economic improvements are only helping a relatively small, mostly wealthy segment of the country, but nothing could be further from the truth. According to BLS, the national unemployment rate for December was 4.1 percent, a 0.6 percentage point drop from December 2016. That’s an impressive figure, especially since the unemployment rate...
  • Entitlement Kicks in Over Oregon Self-Service Gas Pumps

    01/08/2018 1:24:03 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 100 replies
    Most Americans were probably drop-jawed to learn there was a state in the union where government overseers prohibited the people from pumping their own gas. The ultra-progressive and ever-controlling Oregon Legislature had banned this otherwise normal behavior for more than 50 years, ostensibly to provide some form of protection for its residents. This is the practical reality of the general principle that government coddling creates entitlement, pampered residents with fewer freedoms, and reduced abilities to live independently. Oregon has been telling its residents for generations they are incapable of pumping their own gas, and now there are generations of Oregonians...
  • Trump keeps his promise: Blacks and Hispanics do better with him than Obama

    01/06/2018 3:32:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 6, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    Democratic warnings that President Trump would make life worse for minorities were discredited once again Friday, with the release of new unemployment statistics for December. In just under one year in office, the president and the Republican Congress have helped minorities make dramatic gains. Since taking the reins from President Obama, President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress have embraced free-market and pro-liberty economic policies. Now – after a year of reducing regulations, approving a tax cut, and encouraging stricter standards for numerous welfare programs at the state level – the economy is thriving. Working-age minorities are benefitting in ways they...
  • Canadians shocked when minimum wage hike negatively impacts workers

    01/06/2018 4:45:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 6, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The Fight for 15 crowd is having more success in the Great White North than they’ve seen across much of the United States lately, with Ontario being the latest province to massively increase their minimum wage. What could possibly go wrong?As we’ve already seen repeatedly on our side of the border, quite a bit, actually. And as soon as the new mandatory minimum went into effect on January 1st, big employers of largely unskilled, lower wage workers responded in the only way available to them. They began cutting costs, starting with perks and benefits, but also reducing hours and even...
  • A report that analyzed every minimum-wage hike since 1938 put a bunch of nonsense ideas to rest

    01/06/2018 3:27:48 PM PST · by free_life · 95 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nick Hanauer
    We have been raising the minimum wage for 78 years, and as a new study clearly reveals, 78 years of minimum-wage hikes have produced zero evidence of the "job-killing" consequences these headline writers want us to fear. In a first-of-its-kind report, researchers at the National Employment Law Project pore over employment data from every federal increase since the minimum wage was first established, making "simple before-and-after comparisons of job-growth trends 12 months after each minimum-wage increase."