Roll Call Ad Warns of Lost Opportunities from Minimum Wage Hikes

Tomorrow, the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) is running a full-page ad in Roll Call on the importance of entry-level jobs and how minimum wage hikes reduce them. The ad highlights how Senator Harkin, Representative Miller, and President Obama have relied on unpaid interns themselves, even while demanding that private employers pay more for the cost of entry-level labor.

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Tomorrow’s ad is part of a larger series explaining the consequences of increases to the minimum wage, like the wage hike proposal before Congress mandating a 39 percent increase to $10.10. Despite wage hike advocates’ ideological commitment to the minimum wage, the overwhelming economic consensus remains the same: Minimum wage hikes lead to job loss.