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  • ‘FIGHT FOR 15’ FALTERS AS 4TH ANNIVERSARY NEARS

    Fight for 15 Falters as 4th Anniversary Approaches Analysis: Protests fell from 600 in 2016 to just 30 in 2017 thus far By: Bill McMorris Washington Free Beacon, August 10, 2017 5:00 am   The Fight for 15 movement garnered headlines nationwide with demonstrations calling for a $15 minimum wage, but those protests appeared to have […]

  • NEW REPORT MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR ‘FIGHT FOR $15’

    New Report Marks The Beginning Of The End For ‘Fight For $15’ BY: MICHAEL SALTSMAN / Forbes Contributor, June 26, 2017 What a difference a week makes. Last week, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray trumpeted a new report on his city’s minimum wage experiment, from a team of researchers sympathetic to the cause. As I wrote at […]

  • MINIMUM WAGE HIKE PROPOSED IN DELAWARE – SB10 SET FOR SENATE VOTE ON 6/13/17

    Minimum Wage Hike Proposal Stopped by Delaware House Delaware State News, Mar 23rd, 2016 · by Matt Bittle ·  **Update to original article: SB 10, seeking to raise the Delaware minimum wage to $10,25, has recently been voted out of the Senate Labor Committee and is scheduled to reach the Senate floor for vote on […]

  • FIGHT FOR $15 LOSES STEAM

    The Fight For $15 Loses Steam Posted on March 27, 2017 by MinimumWage.com Team Last week, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh vetoed legislation to create a $15 minimum wage in the city. On the other side of the country, the City Council in Flagstaff, Arizona, took the rare step of rolling back a planned increase to […]

  • HIGHER MINIMUM WAGE? PREPARE FOR JOB CUTS

    Minimum wage hikes are causing businesses to cut jobs Stephen McBride, Garret/Galland Research  Mar. 16, 2017, 7:35 PM   In January, 19 US states raised their respective minimum wages. Washington was among the most generous, hiking by $1.53 (bringing it to $11 per hour). Arizona got an increase of $1.95—their “bottom rung” now sits at $10 […]

  • RESTAURANTS ROLE IN SAVING YOUTH & COMMUNITIES

    Restaurants role in saving youth and communities Delaware Voice Carrie Leishman   Published 1:37 p.m. ET Jan. 19, 2017  With daily news highlighting the escalating crime, shootings and murder rates in Wilmington, as well our state’s looming economic budget shortfall, Delaware can only hope its newly elected leaders will come together to develop new strategies. Each […]

  • E21 SPEAKS OUT: THE VICTIMS OF MINIMUM WAGE HIKES

    The Victims of Minimum Wage Hikes E21 Economic Policies for the 21st Century at the Manhattan Institute Preston Cooper | 01/06/2016 | This post originally appeared at CapX Hiking the minimum wage killed almost as many low-end jobs as did the economic collapse. This is University of California-San Diego Professor Jeffrey Clemens’ conclusion from his […]

  • NEWS JOURNAL OP-ED: DELAWARE’S $15 MISTAKE

    Marshall’s $15 plan would hurt Delaware Delaware Voice Michael Saltsman1:39 p.m. EST December 15, 2015 (Photo: Photo provided) Delaware Sen. Robert Marshall couldn’t rally support for a $10.25 state minimum wage earlier this year. Instead of conceding defeat, he’s raised his demand to $15 an hour–a more than 80 percent increase over the current state wage […]

  • NEWS JOURNAL OP-ED: RESTAURANTS CREATE JOBS & OPPORTUNITY

    Restaurateur clears things up Delaware Voice Carrie Leishman11:27 a.m. EDT September 30, 2015 (Photo: ROBERT CRAIG/THE NEWS JOURNAL) A Sept. 26 News Journal article http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2015/09/25/steakhouse-beef-minimum-wage/72812396/ intended to inform readers about a lawsuit brought to a single restaurant unit by the Delaware Department of Labor, instead succeeded in painting a biased picture of tipped employees and […]

  • NRA: WAGE INCREASES WOULD RESTRICT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

    National Restaurant Association – Industry Brief Minimum Wage Young people across the country look to restaurants for their first jobs. Mandatory wage increases could further restrict opportunities for young and less-skilled individuals. The most recent federal proposal to increase the minimum wage called for an increase from $7.25 to $10.10 over two and a half […]