minimum wage increase Archive

MINIMUM WAGE FOR THEE, BUT NOT FOR ME

Last week the Los Angeles City council passed an increase to the minimum wage in the city. Labor leaders and other good progressives cheered.  This week those same labor leaders are seeking an exemption from the law.  Let me...

HUMANS OUT, TOUCH-SCREEN KIOSKS IN

There was guarded excitement about the recent announcement by the McDonald’s corp.  The fast food giant announced that they will raise their new workers minimum wage to one dollar above the local minimum wage, or to about $10.00 per...

MINIMUM WAGE HIKE KILLS JOBS

For 18 years Borderland Books, a science fiction specialty store located in San Francisco, weathered every economic storm that came its way.  The bookstore managed to survive recession, on-line purchasing, electronic books, even a 100% rent increase by a...

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