Minimum Wage

Business & Economics

Read on the negative effects of raising minimum wage

$20 Minimum Wage for Restaurant Workers is Only the Beginning

It was bound to happen. Less than a month after the $20-an-hour fast-food restaurant minimum wage kicked in, activists are demanding that all other minimum-wage workers, who got a bump to $16 an hour on Jan. 1, which will be elevated to $18 an hour if voters approve November’s Minimum ...
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Learn how much more you'll pay under $20 restaurant minimum wage

How Much Will Your Favorite Hamburger Cost After Minimum Wage Hike?

Didn’t someone say that raising the minimum wage would hurt most those it is intended to help? Yes, yes they did. And it’s been said many times. Yet here we are in the just-begun era of the $20-an-hour minimum wage and residents in the low-income district of South Los Angeles ...
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Learn the latest about the Newsom Panera Bread scandal

California’s Sourdough Politics

Did the California governor have his cake and let an old friend eat it, too? Late last month, Gavin Newsom was accused of providing a schoolmate’s businesses with an exemption from the minimum wage hike coming on April 1. Both parties deny there was any favoritism. Yet it still looks ...
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Latest wild idea - a $50 minimum wage

Why Don’t Businesses Just Print Money?

Maybe it’s time to start thinking about requiring newly elected lawmakers to take an economics 101 class before they start their first session. It seems that maybe outside of our woke and crumbling public education system, there’s no other institution where economic illiteracy is more prevalent than in government. Example ...
Commentary

Learn about new minimum wage hike

Wage Hikes Won’t Fix US Healthcare

But this mandated wage hike may lead to fewer healthcare workers being asked to do more — and higher costs throughout the healthcare system. Hospitals that are unable to shoulder the immediate financial burdens created by the new minimum wage will fold — and make care even harder to come ...
Business & Economics

Higher minimum wages hurt workers

If only someone had warned lawmakers

Starting on April 1, fast food restaurant chains that have at least 60 locations across the country must pay their workers a minimum of $20 an hour to comply with the minimum wage increase legislation passed and signed last year. But that’s not the end of it. Under Assembly Bill ...
Government Spending

Read about cost of latest state health care mandate

Sally Pipes Quoted in Center Square Article on $25 Health Care Minimum Wage

“Increasing the minimum wage to $23 per hour starting in 2024 and reaching $25 in 2026 for health care workers in medical facilities with 10,000 or more employees is fiscally irresponsible, particularly at a time when the state is facing a severe budget deficit,” said Sally Pipes, president and Thomas ...
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Who are winners and losers of 2023 legislative session?

Progressives Dominate Legislative Session, But Will Newsom Spoil the Party?

Late Thursday evening, the Legislature wrapped up its business for the 2023 legislative session.  As bleary-eyed lawmakers travel home today for the fall recess, what is the biggest story of this year’s legislative session? This year’s legislative session will go down as perhaps the most successful legislative session ever for ...
Blog

Read about latest minimum wage push

New Proposal Would Raise Minimum Wage to $30 for Theme Park, Hotel Workers

Board ​​Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath have ginned up a minimum-wage hike for hotel and theme park employees working at sites in unincorporated parts of the county. The idea was introduced at the Board’s Aug. 8 meeting and will be considered as a motion on Sept. 12. ...
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Read about new legislative caucus

‘End Poverty in California’ Caucus Poised to Worsen State’s Poverty Problem

You may have missed it, but a new legislative caucus has just been announced to address California’s status as the worst-in-the-nation state for poverty. With visions of Upton Sinclair dancing in their heads, the “End Poverty in California” legislative caucus is the brainchild of former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs. It ...
Business & Economics

Read on the negative effects of raising minimum wage

$20 Minimum Wage for Restaurant Workers is Only the Beginning

It was bound to happen. Less than a month after the $20-an-hour fast-food restaurant minimum wage kicked in, activists are demanding that all other minimum-wage workers, who got a bump to $16 an hour on Jan. 1, which will be elevated to $18 an hour if voters approve November’s Minimum ...
Blog

Learn how much more you'll pay under $20 restaurant minimum wage

How Much Will Your Favorite Hamburger Cost After Minimum Wage Hike?

Didn’t someone say that raising the minimum wage would hurt most those it is intended to help? Yes, yes they did. And it’s been said many times. Yet here we are in the just-begun era of the $20-an-hour minimum wage and residents in the low-income district of South Los Angeles ...
Blog

Learn the latest about the Newsom Panera Bread scandal

California’s Sourdough Politics

Did the California governor have his cake and let an old friend eat it, too? Late last month, Gavin Newsom was accused of providing a schoolmate’s businesses with an exemption from the minimum wage hike coming on April 1. Both parties deny there was any favoritism. Yet it still looks ...
Blog

Latest wild idea - a $50 minimum wage

Why Don’t Businesses Just Print Money?

Maybe it’s time to start thinking about requiring newly elected lawmakers to take an economics 101 class before they start their first session. It seems that maybe outside of our woke and crumbling public education system, there’s no other institution where economic illiteracy is more prevalent than in government. Example ...
Commentary

Learn about new minimum wage hike

Wage Hikes Won’t Fix US Healthcare

But this mandated wage hike may lead to fewer healthcare workers being asked to do more — and higher costs throughout the healthcare system. Hospitals that are unable to shoulder the immediate financial burdens created by the new minimum wage will fold — and make care even harder to come ...
Business & Economics

Higher minimum wages hurt workers

If only someone had warned lawmakers

Starting on April 1, fast food restaurant chains that have at least 60 locations across the country must pay their workers a minimum of $20 an hour to comply with the minimum wage increase legislation passed and signed last year. But that’s not the end of it. Under Assembly Bill ...
Government Spending

Read about cost of latest state health care mandate

Sally Pipes Quoted in Center Square Article on $25 Health Care Minimum Wage

“Increasing the minimum wage to $23 per hour starting in 2024 and reaching $25 in 2026 for health care workers in medical facilities with 10,000 or more employees is fiscally irresponsible, particularly at a time when the state is facing a severe budget deficit,” said Sally Pipes, president and Thomas ...
Blog

Who are winners and losers of 2023 legislative session?

Progressives Dominate Legislative Session, But Will Newsom Spoil the Party?

Late Thursday evening, the Legislature wrapped up its business for the 2023 legislative session.  As bleary-eyed lawmakers travel home today for the fall recess, what is the biggest story of this year’s legislative session? This year’s legislative session will go down as perhaps the most successful legislative session ever for ...
Blog

Read about latest minimum wage push

New Proposal Would Raise Minimum Wage to $30 for Theme Park, Hotel Workers

Board ​​Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath have ginned up a minimum-wage hike for hotel and theme park employees working at sites in unincorporated parts of the county. The idea was introduced at the Board’s Aug. 8 meeting and will be considered as a motion on Sept. 12. ...
Blog

Read about new legislative caucus

‘End Poverty in California’ Caucus Poised to Worsen State’s Poverty Problem

You may have missed it, but a new legislative caucus has just been announced to address California’s status as the worst-in-the-nation state for poverty. With visions of Upton Sinclair dancing in their heads, the “End Poverty in California” legislative caucus is the brainchild of former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs. It ...
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