March 12, 2019

California Businesses Feel the Pinch from Minimum Wage Hikes

California‚Äôs 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…
September 4, 2015

Big Labor Tries (and Fails) to Dismiss the Consequences of $15

Advocates for a dramatically-higher minimum wage–in cities including Seattle, San Francisco, and Oakland–have come face to face with an embarrassing downside for their movement: Unflattering press coverage. Past increases in the minimum wage were often in the range of a dollar or less, phased in over a number of years.