• Local Voices in Maine Speak Out Against Extreme Wage Hike

    The debate over whether to raise Maine’s minimum wage by 60 percent (and raise its tipped minimum wage by over 200 percent) is a study in contrasts. On the one side, advocates for the extreme wage increase have been powered by five- … Continue reading

  • “Mainers for Fair Wages” Funded by Out-of-State Cash

    In the pantheon of PAC names, “Mainers for Fair Wages” must rank among the least offensive in American electoral history. However, their benign name hides that which their campaign finance disclosure forms reveal: “Mainers for Fair Wages” is fueled by … Continue reading

  • New Ad: $12 Minimum Wage Chops Rungs Off Career Ladder

    Over Labor Day weekend, calls for an increase in the minimum wage reached a fever pitch. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez joined with labor groups in an attempt to shame politicians that do not support a federal wage hike. Our latest ad, … Continue reading

  • How a $15 Minimum Wage Will Change New Jersey

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is currently deciding whether or not to sign a $15 minimum wage into law, and the Employment Policies Institute today released a new commercial that should help him make his decision. Earlier this year, EPI released an … Continue reading

  • “Everybody” Did Not Benefit From Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Law

    A new study released by the Employment Policies Institute, authored by Dr. Thomas Ahn of the University of Kentucky, finds that Connecticut’s paid sick leave law hasn’t delivered on its proponents’ promise that “everybody benefits.” Instead, the evidence from Connecticut … Continue reading

  • Cherry-Picking Arguments for $12 in Maine

    A $12 minimum wage will cost the state of Maine at least 4,000 jobs, but that hasn’t kept proponents in the state from advancing bad arguments to support it. Consider a recent release by the labor union-backed National Employment Law … Continue reading

  • Higher Minimum Wages, More Crime?

    The Democratic Party Platform calls for a $15 federal minimum wage, and many attendees at last week’s Democratic National Convention extolled its benefits.  In endorsing presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders praised her for “understand[ing] that we must raise the … Continue reading

  • $15 Hits California Businesses Hard

    California is in the process of ratcheting up its minimum wage from $10 an hour to $15 by 2022, and the hikes are making it tough for small businesses to stay afloat. Just last week, the 25-year-old Roseville brick-and-mortar The Almost Perfect … Continue reading

  • 15 Errors in the Fight for $15: It’s Not Fiscally Responsible

    No summer is complete without a summer reading list, and SEIU boss David Rolf’s “Fight for $15” is at the top of ours. Alas, while the book has plenty of entertaining rhetorical flourishes, its commitment to factual accuracy on the … Continue reading

  • SEIU vs. Cleveland Grocery Stores

    With a revitalized downtown and a commitment to reducing pollution and crime, Cleveland will be hosting the Republican National Convention in July and plans to become a destination city. All of this could come crashing down, however, with the passage … Continue reading

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