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Seattle's $15 wage experiment did not pay off - The News Tribune;

Seattle's $15 wage experiment did not pay off - The News Tribune

The News TribuneSeattle's $15 wage experiment did not pay offThe News TribuneIn the fall of 2015 a citizens' campaign group calling itself 15 Now Tacoma put a measure on the ballot to move Tacoma's then $9.75-an-hour minimum wage to an immediate $15 per hour. This editorial board called the proposal “magical thinking.” Spiking ...and more »

Here's Where Americans Are Getting A Raise This Weekend - CBS Philly;

Here's Where Americans Are Getting A Raise This Weekend - CBS Philly

CBS PhillyHere's Where Americans Are Getting A Raise This WeekendCBS PhillyIn San Francisco and Los Angeles, the increase is a step toward a minimum wage of $15 an hour — the “living wage” threshold that workers' rights activists have been lobbying for since 2012. The minimum wage goes up to $14 an hour in San Francisco on ...and more »

But reality isn't fair - Kankakee Daily Journal

But reality isn't fairKankakee Daily JournalIn 2014, I debated Seattle City Council member and avowed socialist Kshama Sawant, who was one of the chief proponents of a city ordinance that would create a $15 minimum wage. Eventually, the city adopted a three-phase transition plan that would push ...and more »

A tale of two minimum wages - Marketplace.org;

A tale of two minimum wages - Marketplace.org

Marketplace.orgA tale of two minimum wagesMarketplace.orgWe hear many sides to the minimum wage debate: The small business owners who are afraid they won't make payroll if wages go up; the organizer advocating for higher wages for working families; the economist discussing if wages are keeping up with the ...and more »

Our view: Minimum wage hikes are hurting workers - Pacific Coast Business Times

Our view: Minimum wage hikes are hurting workersPacific Coast Business TimesCalifornia appears to be headed toward a political showdown over the $15 per hour minimum wage law. A widening chorus of restaurant chains, individual eatery owners, small businesses, nonprofits and even municipal and county governments are joining ...and more »

LA minimum-wage hike won't help economy by itself - LA Daily News;

LA minimum-wage hike won't help economy by itself - LA Daily News

LA Daily NewsLA minimum-wage hike won't help economy by itselfLA Daily NewsThe skyline of Seattle, where a study of the effects of minimum-wage increases raised concerns for Los Angeles. (Getty Images). By The Editorial Board, LA Daily News. Posted: 06/30/17, 2:40 PM PDT | Updated: 41 secs ago. # Comments. As the minimum ...and more »

A sign to go slow on raising minimum pay to $15 an hour - Seattle Times

A sign to go slow on raising minimum pay to $15 an hourSeattle TimesThe University of Washington report on the effects of Seattle's minimum wage law should give pause to the activists and politicians who want a nationwide $15 minimum wage. Share story. By. Noah Smith. Special to The Times. One thing almost all economic ...and more »

Workers Don't Want Higher Minimum Wage - Liberty Nation (registration) (blog);

Workers Don't Want Higher Minimum Wage - Liberty Nation (registration) (blog)

Liberty Nation (registration) (blog)Workers Don't Want Higher Minimum WageLiberty Nation (registration) (blog)Never underestimate the American worker. If you had to guess, who would you say is better at understanding basic economics– a $70K a year politician or a restaurant worker in Maine who makes $3.75 an hour? You know, of course, the restaurant worker ...and more »

Minimum wage increase yields mixed expectations - Cecil Whig;

Minimum wage increase yields mixed expectations - Cecil Whig

Cecil WhigMinimum wage increase yields mixed expectationsCecil WhigMaryland's minimum wage increased to $9.25 on July 1, but local business owners don't expect it to have much of an effect. CECIL WHIG PHOTO BY JACOB OWENS. prev. next. ELKTON — A statewide 50-cent minimum wage increase is going to effect July 1 ...and more »

The Maine-imum Wage - Investor's Business Daily;

The Maine-imum Wage - Investor's Business Daily

Investor's Business DailyThe Maine-imum WageInvestor's Business DailyJobs: In recent weeks, the news has been filled with cities and states rushing to raise their minimum wages and put more people out of work. Here's something different: Maine just lowered its minimum for some workers. Sanity lives! The Washington Post ...and more »

LA minimum wage to increase to $10.50 and $12 per hour on Saturday - LA Daily News;

LA minimum wage to increase to $10.50 and $12 per hour on Saturday - LA Daily News

LA Daily NewsLA minimum wage to increase to $10.50 and $12 per hour on SaturdayLA Daily NewsThe minimum wage in Los Angeles goes from $10.50 to $12 an hour on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (File photo of job seekers by Keith Durflinger/Los Angeles Daily News). By Elizabeth Chou, Los Angeles Daily News. Posted: 06/30/17, 1:49 PM PDT | Updated: ...and more »

Carl's Jr. Fined for Not Paying Minimum Wage When Led by Former CEO Who Opposed Minimum Wage Hike - TheStreet.com;

Carl's Jr. Fined for Not Paying Minimum Wage When Led by Former CEO Who Opposed Minimum Wage Hike - TheStreet.com

TheStreet.comCarl's Jr. Fined for Not Paying Minimum Wage When Led by Former CEO Who Opposed Minimum Wage HikeTheStreet.comThe City of Los Angeles slapped the West coast chain of burger joints, Carl's Jr., earlier this week with $1.45 million in restitution and penalties for failing to pay all of its employees a minimum wage. The fast-food company did not pay 37 of its ...and more »

Do minimum wage hikes aid workers? The jury is still out. - The Hill (blog);

Do minimum wage hikes aid workers? The jury is still out. - The Hill (blog)

The Hill (blog)Do minimum wage hikes aid workers? The jury is still out.The Hill (blog)The minimum wage debate is far from over. Recently, two competing studies on the phased-in minimum wage hike in Seattle reached opposing conclusions about the effect on employment, wages and hours worked. A National Bureau of Economic Research ...and more »

Seattle Aims at McDonald's, Hits Workers - Wall Street Journal (subscription);

Seattle Aims at McDonald's, Hits Workers - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Wall Street Journal (subscription)Seattle Aims at McDonald's, Hits WorkersWall Street Journal (subscription)A $15 minimum wage changes the basic labor-market bargain between the fast-food industry and its workers. By. Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. June 30, 2017 3:42 p.m. ET. Save Article. Sign In to Save Subscribe to WSJ. Text Size. Small. Medium. Large.and more »

As Relationship Soured, City Council Stopped Funding UW Minimum Wage Research Team Last Fall - Seattle Weekly;

As Relationship Soured, City Council Stopped Funding UW Minimum Wage Research Team Last Fall - Seattle Weekly

Seattle WeeklyAs Relationship Soured, City Council Stopped Funding UW Minimum Wage Research Team Last FallSeattle WeeklyDuring budgeting last year, the City Council declined to provide further funding to a team of University of Washington researchers who have been studying Seattle's minimum wage law. The single line item in the budget is now coming under scrutiny due to ...and more »

This Is How Many Americans Will See a $15 Minimum Wage By 2022 - Fortune;

This Is How Many Americans Will See a $15 Minimum Wage By 2022 - Fortune

FortuneThis Is How Many Americans Will See a $15 Minimum Wage By 2022FortuneAnd within the next five years, 17% of Americans will live in a state or metro area with a $15 minimum wage. For a visual timeline showing the pace at which cities and states plan to gradually increase the hourly minimum to $15, check out this Fortune ...and more »

Minimum Wage Roundup—Mid-Year 2017 - JD Supra (press release)

Minimum Wage Roundup—Mid-Year 2017JD Supra (press release)The Navigator is about to sail off on a mid-year break. Before we leave for the long holiday weekend, here's an update on minimum wage legislation around the country. In our 2016 year-end review, we wrote: There was a lot of activity at the state and ...and more »

Other views: The fallout from minimum wage increases - East Oregonian (subscription)

Other views: The fallout from minimum wage increasesEast Oregonian (subscription)A University of Washington study of the fallout from Seattle's sharp increase in the minimum wage may have grim implications for the big increases now being phased in in California. From 2014 to this year, Seattle raised its minimum wage from $9.47 to ...and more »

City's Minimum Wage To Rise To $14 Saturday - SFGate;

City's Minimum Wage To Rise To $14 Saturday - SFGate

SFGateCity's Minimum Wage To Rise To $14 SaturdaySFGateSAN FRANCISCO (BCN). San Francisco's minimum wage is set to rise to $14 on Saturday under the terms of a ballot measure approved by voters in 2014. Proposition J, approved by voters in November 2014, called for the minimum wage to rise gradually to ...and more »

Free Lunch on Alphaville: The minimum wage wars are heating up - FT Alphaville (registration);

Free Lunch on Alphaville: The minimum wage wars are heating up - FT Alphaville (registration)

FT Alphaville (registration)Free Lunch on Alphaville: The minimum wage wars are heating upFT Alphaville (registration)This column first appeared in Martin Sandbu's daily Free Lunch newsletter, which FT premium subscribers can (and should!) sign up to receive here. The effects of raising minimum wages is one of the most contested battlefields in economic policy analysis.and more »