$15 minimum wage plan fast tracked in Seattle

Creasy Bear

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If you are working minimum wage and you are over 20 you have fucked up in life somewhere and deserve to starve.


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I'll extend that to about 25. It's acceptable to work a McJob while you're attending college, or apprenticing towards some sort of trade or whatever. But, if you're still working a paper hat job at 26, you seriously need to grow the fuck up, and get your shit together.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

Liberal Psycopath
I think Dennis Miller had a joke that, if you're 40 and your job involves wearing your name pinned to your chest, you've probably made a serious vocational error somewhere.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
I think Dennis Miller had a joke that, if you're 40 and your job involves wearing your name pinned to your chest, you've probably made a serious vocational error somewhere.
Does this count? Cause I'm doing pretty good
 

domelogic

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This should be an interesting experiment, oh wait we know what will happen

Low-paid workers are leading in wage gains
Paul Davidson
, USA TODAY 6:33 a.m. EDT July 5, 2016


(Photo: Lynne Sladky, AP)

Low-paid workers didn’t exactly declare their independence this past weekend but they did snag another round of minimum wage hikes as part of their years-long rebellion against languishing earnings.

An unusual flurry of minimum wage increases took effect Friday in Maryland and Oregon, as well as in 13 cities and counties, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC and Louisville, Ky., according to the conservative Employment Policies Institute and liberal National Employment Law Project. The initiatives will boost minimum pay to as much as $13 to $14.82 an hour in parts of California.

And the latest studies underscore that their efforts have been stunningly fruitful, with the pay of low-wage workers rising far more rapidly than their higher-earning counterparts. Meanwhile, employer advocates are taking an increasingly aggressive stance against the raises, running ads to argue they’re hurting businesses and jeopardizing summer job opportunities for teens.

Kejioun Johnson, 20, who has worked at a McDonald’s (MCD) in Chicago the past year, has been earning the city’s minimum wage of $10 an hour, but typically puts in just 7 1/2 hours a week, often forcing him to skip meals. The extra 50 cents an hour he pocketed starting Friday “can be like an extra meal,” says Johnson, who also recently started a part-time job at Burger King.

Separately, workers at four of five Atlantic City casino hotels who threatened to strike Friday secured higher pay, and retained healthcare and pension benefits on the eve of the deadline. Workers at Trump Taj Mahal walked off the job.

Over the past two years, more than a dozen states and dozens of cities and counties have voted to gradually increase their pay floors through legislation or ballot initiatives. Advocates largely credit the Fight for $15 movement, which has spearheaded fast-food worker strikes across the country since 2012.

Nearly 30 states with 60% of the U.S. workforce now have minimum wages higher than the federal government’s $7.25 an hour, according to NELP. And after California and New York agreed early this year to boost their base pay to $15 an hour by 2022, joining cities such as Seattle and San Francisco, 20% of U.S. workers are in jurisdictions transitioning to that threshold, NELP says

“Now that the minimum wage increases are accelerating, we’re going to see much bigger gains at the bottom…that will start reversing decades of widening pay inequality,” says NELP General Counsel Paul Sonn.

A recent Goldman Sachs analysis of Labor Department data shows that workers in the bottom 10th percentile of hourly wages received the largest pay increases last year at about 2.8%, compared to about 2% for other income groups. And in the first quarter of 2016, workers in the bottom fourth of the pay scale notched annual average pay hikes of 4.2%, compared to 2.7% for median earners, according to a Moody’s Analyticsreview of Labor Department figures.

The bigger increases for low-wage workers partly reflect a tightening labor market that saw that group lag behind higher earners for years, but they mostly stem from the minimum wage hikes, says Moody’s Chief Economist Mark Zandi. Earnings gains for the 10th percentile of workers grew nearly twice as fast last year in states that passed minimum wage increases, an Economic Policy Institute study showed.

Many employers say there are drawbacks. The Employment Policies Institute, which is backed by the restaurant industry, ran a full-page ad in Thursday’s New York Timesthat said unions’ call for a $15 wage “will kill the job market for young people” as employers seek experienced workers. The group’s research director, Michael Saltsman, says sharp pay increases in California already have prompted some businesses to close or cut staff.

Michael and Susan Iida shuttered Mokka coffee house in Berkeley, Calif. last month because of minimum wage hikes from $8 to $11 an hour the past few years that cut profits about 65%, Michael says. Although the couple raised prices about 11% to offset the expense, that hurt traffic, leaving revenue roughly unchanged, he says.
 

Creasy Bear

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Wha?! Wages are hiked, and prices go up?!

Who woulda thunk it?

One day after unveiling wage hike, Starbucks raises drink prices

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/on...hike-starbucks-raises-drink-prices-2016-07-12

Published: July 12, 2016

Just a day after Starbucks Corp. unveiled a plan to raise wages in the U.S., the company said it has raised prices on many of its drinks.

Prices on select sizes of Starbucks SBUX, -0.82% brewed coffee have gone up by 10 to 20 cents starting Tuesday, and the price tags on espresso and tea latte drinks are up by 10 to 30 cents, according to a brief statement on the company website. The company expects the increases to raise the average customer ticket by about 1%, it said.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
You have a cartoon duck on your shirt. I beg to differ.
I chose that duck as my logo for the manor, if someone else chose it I would agree. I'm still working on getting towels and robes made
 

Creasy Bear

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I chose that duck as my logo for the manor, if someone else chose it I would agree. I'm still working on getting towels and robes made
I need to work on an Aryan Acres logo. It's all about the branding.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
I need to work on an Aryan Acres logo. It's all about the branding.
I originally designed my own using a chicken, but after talking to the girl at the embroider she convinced me to use her clip art, it went from a "serious" design into the silly duck, I like the silly duck better, she also makes old time patches that you can sew on I want to get a few of those made to put on my creepy coveralls I just haven't had the spare change... I put it in a slot machine instead
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
Now these fucks are trying to get it passed statewide. I'm sure those rural town businesses are going to have no problem paying $15/hour.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
Now these fucks are trying to get it passed statewide. I'm sure those rural town businesses are going to have no problem paying $15/hour.
What? You mean that every small businesses isn't a multinational billionaire? Just like every land lord is a multi millionaire with hundreds of property's charging exorbitant rents to downtrodden tenants?
You are just another lying republican drumph supporter you greedy monster
 

whiskeyguy

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Now these fucks are trying to get it passed statewide. I'm sure those rural town businesses are going to have no problem paying $15/hour.
It's hilarious in a sad way that the same people who hate corporations are going to give them a massive boost with this law. McDonald's can afford to automate, Bob's Burger Shack cannot. All the independent competition will be destroyed, McDonald's will be running 24/7 with six employees, and unemployment will go through the roof.
 

whiskeyguy

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Sure they can. They just have to be smart and recruit them while they're in college before any bit corporation scoops them up.
I guess I inadvertently made a pop culture reference?
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
Bets on whether it will be 3 or 6 months that they report back how same store sales are down 20% and layoffs are looming.
Beginning of the next business quarter, they will just start closing stores that exceed there labor budget.
 

mikeybot

SPANAKOPITA!!!
Kejioun Johnson, 20, who has worked at a McDonald’s (MCD) in Chicago the past year, has been earning the city’s minimum wage of $10 an hour, but typically puts in just 7 1/2 hours a week, often forcing him to skip meals. The extra 50 cents an hour he pocketed starting Friday “can be like an extra meal,” says Johnson, who also recently started a part-time job at Burger King.
He's been there for a year and usually only works 7.5 hours? That pretty much says he sucks at his job, but not bad enough for them to find something to fire him for, so they're just stringing him along to get him to quit.
 

the max

attempted murder? now honestly, what is that?
7.5 a week? I was working 3 jobs when I was his age because I needed money to buy a car.
 

domelogic

Registered User
Surprise surprise surprise

Seattle’s minimum wage hike hurting low-level workers, study says

Seattle's first-in-the-nation $15 per hour minimum wage law is hurting the workers it aimed to help, a new study has found.
The working poor are making more per hour but taking home less pay. The University of Washington paper asserts the new wages boosted worker pay by 3 percent, but also resulted in a 9-percent reduction in hours and a $125 cut to the monthly paychecks.

The law also cost the city 5,000 jobs, the report said.

Seattle's minimum wage ordinance, passed by the Seattle City Council and signed by Mayor Ed Murray in 2014, was sold as a way to close the income inequality gap and help those struggling at the bottom of the economic ladder. More than a dozen cities and counties, mostly in California and New York, followed suit.
"This is a two-edged sword," said Jacob Vigdor, one of the team of researchers studying the issues for Seattle. "And if you raise this minimum wage the way Seattle did you run the risk of actually taking money away from the people you are trying to help."

The study was published as a "working paper" on Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
A national campaign called "Fight for $15" aims to bring higher wages across the country by worker strikes and demonstrations.

The Seattle mayor tweeted his rebuttal of the study, and previously cited Seattle's growing economy and low unemployment as evidence that higher wages are not bad for the city.

The facts: Seattle's economy is booming, with wages increasing & restaurants & retail among our fastest growing job sectors," he wrote on Twitter.
But Louise Chernin, CEO of the Greater Seattle Business Association, said jobs should be increasing at a higher rate.

"You'd think with the amount of people moving into Seattle and the number of businesses and restaurants that are opening, we'd be hiring more people," she said. "It just shows me they are struggling."

The study shows not everybody is struggling, however. Job growth in the city is strong, up 13 percent in the past year – but only for those making more than $19 per hour.
 

chumpy

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Surprise surprise surprise

Seattle’s minimum wage hike hurting low-level workers, study says

Seattle's first-in-the-nation $15 per hour minimum wage law is hurting the workers it aimed to help, a new study has found.
The working poor are making more per hour but taking home less pay. The University of Washington paper asserts the new wages boosted worker pay by 3 percent, but also resulted in a 9-percent reduction in hours and a $125 cut to the monthly paychecks.

The law also cost the city 5,000 jobs, the report said.

Seattle's minimum wage ordinance, passed by the Seattle City Council and signed by Mayor Ed Murray in 2014, was sold as a way to close the income inequality gap and help those struggling at the bottom of the economic ladder. More than a dozen cities and counties, mostly in California and New York, followed suit.
"This is a two-edged sword," said Jacob Vigdor, one of the team of researchers studying the issues for Seattle. "And if you raise this minimum wage the way Seattle did you run the risk of actually taking money away from the people you are trying to help."

The study was published as a "working paper" on Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
A national campaign called "Fight for $15" aims to bring higher wages across the country by worker strikes and demonstrations.

The Seattle mayor tweeted his rebuttal of the study, and previously cited Seattle's growing economy and low unemployment as evidence that higher wages are not bad for the city.

The facts: Seattle's economy is booming, with wages increasing & restaurants & retail among our fastest growing job sectors," he wrote on Twitter.
But Louise Chernin, CEO of the Greater Seattle Business Association, said jobs should be increasing at a higher rate.

"You'd think with the amount of people moving into Seattle and the number of businesses and restaurants that are opening, we'd be hiring more people," she said. "It just shows me they are struggling."

The study shows not everybody is struggling, however. Job growth in the city is strong, up 13 percent in the past year – but only for those making more than $19 per hour.
 
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