January 15, 2021

Senate Democrats: Beware of the $15 Minimum Wage

Yesterday, President-elect Biden announced his plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 nationally as part of his pandemic relief bill. Biden called on Congress to act quickly, citing his desire to help the economy recover from job loss caused by coronavirus. But Senators should be wary – more-than-doubling…
December 24, 2020

Scamming Investors on the Tipped Minimum Wage

Earlier this month, social justice investing firm Adasina Social Capital released a letter pressuring companies to end their use of the tip credit, citing flawed claims from the Restaurant Opportunities Center’s non-profit One Fair Wage (OFW) and co-founder Saru Jayaraman. They also teamed up with One Fair Wage earlier this…
December 18, 2020

80 States and Localities Will See Minimum Wage Hikes in 2021

The year 2020 has been a trying time for all, but especially for America’s workers and businesses. The pandemic’s aftermath has left businesses with steep revenue losses, and forced them to make difficult decisions to lay off employees or close their shops altogether. As the New Year approaches, businesses will…
December 4, 2020

One “Unfair” Wage Study From ROC-linked Labor Group

The Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) and its sister non-profit, One Fair Wage (OFW), have a track record of flawed research which baselessly connects the tipping system to sexual harassment of tipped workers. A OFW study released Tuesday continues to spread this misinformation. First, the methodology of this new study…
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…