Laws which mandate big wage increases for workers during the pandemic are leaving store closures in their wake.
So many people are leaving the state that it will soon lose a congressional seat.
Grocery store company Kroger has announced that it will be closing three stores in Los Angeles as a result of the county's new hazard pay law.
But the real reason why Democrats should abandon the effort to hike the federal minimum wage has nothing to do with arcane Senate rules or the filibuster.
Like so many well-intentioned policies, it hurts the people it's supposed to help.
Democrats' COVID-19 Aid Package Would Quietly Eliminate the Tipped Minimum Wage as Restaurants Struggle To Stay Alive
Do small businesses need another punch in the gut?
Fewer low wage businesses also means fewer job opportunities for low wage workers.
City-level requirements that grocery stores pay wage premiums during the pandemic could prompt layoffs, price hikes.
Leading Republicans continue to find dubious areas of agreement with Democrats.
A higher federal minimum would reduce employment and increase the deficit, according to a new nonpartisan government analysis.
"I don't think it is going to survive," Biden said on Sunday, though he promised to push for a higher minimum wage as a stand-alone bill in the future.
California grocers have filed three lawsuits against local laws requiring "hero pay" during the pandemic.
It goes far beyond merely reversing awful Trump policies, but does still have some drawbacks.
Ramming a $15 Minimum Wage Bill Through the Senate Using Reconciliation Would Be a Norm-Busting Mistake
The reconciliation process exists for a reason. Discarding it for political expediency should be viewed with skepticism.
Minimum wage jobs aren't supposed to be career choices, but stepping stones on the way to other things. Everyone has to start out somewhere.
American companies would need relief from Democrats’ COVID relief efforts.
Determined To Kill Businesses That Survived Lockdowns, New York Plans Minimum Wage Hike Later This Month
New York's unemployment rate is nearly 10 percent and roughly one-third of small businesses in New York City may have closed forever. Seems like a great time to make it more expensive to employ people, right?
President Donald Trump said he'd leave it to the states to decide if a minimum wage hike was appropriate.
We need essential workers right now. We also need markets and the price signals they provide.
Last week, The New York Times Editorial Board dismissed those concerns and called for a $15 national wage standard.
Dramatic increases in federal spending will not “unlock access” for the poor. It will only help those with the right connections.
Workers say they've had their hours cut and lost other benefits, such as health insurance. If only someone could have predicted that.
Among other things, it would end Uber as we know it.
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The restaurant industry would likely suffer under the legislation.
The mandated pay increases disproportionately impact the restaurant industry.
Buttigieg says the best way to move into 21st century is to revive 20th-century unions.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib Wants a $20 Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers. That Would Likely Destroy the Restaurant Industry.
The Democratic congresswoman said that people cannot live off tips. People who live off tips beg to differ.
Politicians can’t repeal the laws of supply and demand.
But the campaign workers complaining about their union-negotiated salaries are being hypocritical too.
The Congressional Budget Office says 17 million workers will see higher paychecks, but the poorest and least skilled are likely to be left out.
Being a presidential candidate means never having to say sorry for heavy-handed proposals to limit choice and promise free stuff.
Medicare for All, free college, breaking up the banks, a $15 minimum wage-the Vermont socialist wants to do it all.
Good intentions do not always lead to good outcomes.
What happens when prices are increased by fiat? They go up, usually, and in this case they may increase traffic congestion, too.
After taking on Amazon, the democratic socialist has a new target: Walmart.
Voters in Two Deeply Conservative States Look Set to Approve Minimum Wage Increases Next Week. That's a Bad Idea.
Minimum wage ballot initiatives are often good politics, never good policy.
The value of $15 varies greatly across the country and even within the same states.
An in-depth look at New York's car wash industry, and the real world consequences of politicians interfering with a complex industry they don't understand.