November 25, 2020

This Small Business Saturday, Say No to $15

Do you love your small local businesses? With the holiday season approaching, now is the best time to support them. The best gift you can give them and their workers? Help them stay afloat by opposing a national $15 minimum wage. There’s a lot of good data on why $15…
November 19, 2020

Raising Prices Won’t Help Struggling Restaurants to Absorb $15 Wage Hikes

Last week, the New York Times reported that in the wake of Biden’s election, food service companies are bracing for a $15 national minimum wage. Biden ran on a minimum wage platform mirroring the Raise the Wage Act, a House-approved proposal that would raise the minimum wage to $15…
November 13, 2020

Bernie’s $15 Plan Will Cost Georgia 106k Jobs

Party control of the U.S. Senate will come down to Georgia voters in January – and Senator Bernie Sanders claims the key to winning a Democratic majority lies in a $15 federal minimum wage. Yet, this policy would cost the state more than 106,000 jobs. According to estimates provided by…
November 5, 2020

No Blue Wave is a Good Sign for Minimum Wage

Multiple places across the country decided key minimum wage debates this week, including the narrow approval of a statewide referendum in Florida to raise the state minimum wage to $15. Portland also became the second city in Maine to adopt a $15 minimum wage on Tuesday. But in…
October 29, 2020

Fact-Checking Biden on Minimum Wage

In the final presidential debate, President Trump hinted at possible support for raising the federal minimum wage, but has historically not committed to any number or action during his administration. On the contrary, his opponent Biden has repeatedly endorsed a $15 federal minimum wage and supported eliminating the tipping…
October 19, 2020

Study Finds A $15 Minimum Wage Could Cost 2 Million Jobs Nationally

Today, the Employment Policies Institute released “The State Employment Impact of a $15 Minimum Wage”, a new study in which economists Dr. Bill Even and Dr. David Macpherson analyze the employment impact of raising the federal minimum wage to $15. The Biden-Harris campaign, as well as the Democratic party…
October 15, 2020

Where Does the $15 Minimum Wage Amount Come From?

Since 2012, the Fight for $15 movement has popularized the concept of the $15 minimum wage. Since then, seven states have passed legislation to phase-in a $15 minimum wage, as well as various cities, including San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, and Washington, D.C. The Raise the Wage…
October 8, 2020

Why do politicians endorse raising the minimum wage, but economists remain skeptical?

Biden continues to push his platform for a $15 minimum wage, doubling down at a campaign event in Florida this week. As a presidential candidate in 2016, Trump signaled support for a $10 federal minimum wage. Presidents and other elected officials have touted minimum wage policy as an…
October 1, 2020

Servers Don’t Support ROC’s Fight to Eliminate the Tip Credit

On Friday, the House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee held a hearing on the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and employees in the restaurant industry. Testimonies were provided by restaurant owners and industry representatives, as well as Saru Jayaraman of the controversial labor group Restaurant Opportunities Center…
September 24, 2020

The Corporate Fight for $15: Good for America’s Employees?

As the Fight for $15 heats up across the country, calls for local, state, and federal governments to raise minimum wages have prompted many officials to take action. Some states and cities have already enacted phased plans to achieve a $15 minimum wage over the next few years,…