July 17, 2019

What We Know About a $15 Minimum Wage

House Democrats are about to vote on the “Raise the Wage Act” which would increase the federal minimum wage 107 percent to $15 an hour and eliminate the tip credit. Some Democrats have called the increase “moderate.” However, a recent nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office report found…
July 1, 2019

July kicks off with 22 wage hikes across the country

July 1st, 22 states and localities will increase their minimum wages. These increases include two states, the District of Columbia, and 19 other localities. View the full list in the chart below. Twelve localities in California will see minimum wage increases, despite evidence that minimum wage hikes…
June 26, 2019

Care Centers Harmed from Minimum Wage Hikes

Minimum wage hikes often have unintended consequences, forcing businesses to raise prices, lay off employees, or even close altogether. As Congress considers raising the federal minimum wage, lawmakers must take these outcomes into account, especially since they’re already being felt by many care facilities in states with recent minimum wage…
April 11, 2019

Minimum wage hikes are causing higher menu prices, reduced staff hours

A new survey conducted by Harri, a workplace management software company that works with restaurants, found that restaurants have responded to recent minimum wage hikes by increasing menu prices and reducing employee hours. The survey polled 173 restaurants about the impacts of raising the minimum wage.  The results provide an eye-opening view…
March 12, 2019

California Businesses Feel the Pinch from Minimum Wage Hikes

California’s minimum wage will increase over the next three years until it reaches $15 an hour, but many businesses have already started to feel the pinch. Andy Smith, the former owner of the Bread Store in Sacramento, attributed the decision to close his bakery and sandwich shop to the recent…
February 14, 2019

Real Stories of Small Biz Owners Harmed By Wage Hikes

Contrary to Democrats’ claim that a $15 minimum wage is “good for businesses,” new research shows that a $15 minimum wage would cost as many as two million jobs. Business owners throughout the country have grappled with the costs and consequences of a higher wage mandate. View some of their…
January 15, 2019

Small Businesses Stand to Lose the Most in the “Fight for $15”

In his 2013 State of the Union, President Obama called for a 25 percent increase in the federal minimum wage, to $9 an hour. Five years later, and the Democratic Party is demanding a minimum wage increase of more than 100 percent, to $15 an hour. The Service Employees International…
December 17, 2018

New Year, Same Bad Idea: Starting 2019 with 43 Minimum Wage Hikes

As the ball drops this New Year’s Eve, 43 states and municipalities across the U.S. will be implementing minimum wage hikes. The 20 states and 23 locales are listed below: After taking these increases into account, sixteen municipalities will have implemented what has become a progressive litmus…
November 15, 2018

$15 Minimum Wage Too Radical, Even for Democrats

New data shows that a $15 minimum wage was considered too radical for Congressional candidates on the campaign trail. The Progressive Change Institute (PCI), a liberal organization, compiled a dataset of left-of-center policy positions taken by the soon-to-be freshmen legislators. While PCI says that 60 percent of the candidates…
October 25, 2018

Minimum Wage Hikes Still Creating Winners and Losers

Instead of alleviating poverty, Seattle’s minimum wage experiment is creating a system of winners and losers. A new study from economists with the University of Washington show that Seattle’s recent minimum wage mandate is marginalizing workers still looking to establish themselves in the Emerald City, while more experienced workers…