California September 24, 2015

Labor Loophole Coming Soon to Santa Monica?

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor was widely-ridiculed for its attempt to exempt union members covered by collective bargaining agreements from the $15 minimum wage it had championed for the city. As the Los Angeles Times wrote in a scathing editorial:  It’s stunning that after leading the fight for a $15…
California July 1, 2014

A Minimum Wage Wake-Up Call for California

On July 1st, California’s minimum wage rose to $9 an hour, the first stage of a two-part increase to $10. Elsewhere, localities in the state have their sights set even higher, topping out with a $15 ballot proposal in San Francisco. These wage hikes couldn’t come at a worse time…
California, News June 4, 2013

California Lawmakers Mull Eliminating 11,500 Jobs

Policymakers in California are pushing a “feel-good” measure that will have disastrous effects on the state’s entry-level job market. Led by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, the California Assembly recently approved a bill that would increase that state’s minimum wage to $9.25 and set future increases on autopilot. The end result of…