August 12, 2019

Support for the #fightfor15 – Not What it Seems

Does America support a $15 minimum wage? Democrats in Congress seem to think so. The House voted along party lines last month to pass the “Raise the Wage Act.” This piece of legislation is an unprecedented measure which would more than double the minimum wage and also eliminate the…
August 7, 2019

The New School’s Bogus Analysis on NYC Restaurant Growth

The anecdotal and empirical evidence on the harm caused by New York’s minimum wage experiment is overwhelming. Consider the following: Multiple news articles — including extensive reporting by the Wall Street Journal and Crain’s New York Business —have covered the business closures and cutbacks that followed in the wake of severe…
July 30, 2019

Will Every Democrat Running for President Stretch for $15?

The second round of the Democratic presidential candidate debates commences this week, giving candidates ample opportunity to reaffirm their policy stances heading into the 2020 election. Most candidates, including former President Obama’s Vice President Joe Biden, have endorsed a 107 percent hike in the federal minimum wage from its current…
July 22, 2019

Sen. Sanders Learns the Hard Way About a $15 Minimum Wage

Presidential hopeful and current Senator Bernie Sanders was able to survive a labor stand-off against his own campaign staff, but not without highlighting one consequence of minimum wage hikes. Sen. Sanders has been a vocal proponent about the supposed benefits of a $15 national minimum wage that it has become…
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…
California May 9, 2019

More Evidence from California: Minimum Wage Hikes Cause More Harm than Good

The Golden State, which is known for its progressive policies, was one of the first states to implement a $15 minimum wage. While the wage mandate is still a few years out from being fully implemented, its harmful effects are already being felt across the state. A recent study…
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…