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Old 06-04-2019, 10:20 AM
 
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https://fee.org/articles/california-...m-wage-hike/#0

East Bay
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The study confirmed what restaurant owners warned when the ordinance was hastily passed in 2015. They are struggling, rapidly raising menu prices and increasingly looking to leave. …It’s getting harder to find small food service businesses that were around in 2015 when the MWO was passed. Emeryville institution Bucci’s, Commonwealth, Farley’s, Scarlet City … all gone. In fact, nearly all the brick & mortar businesses that comprised the short-lived Little City Emeryville small business advocacy group have moved, folded or sold. …The survey also identified that “the restaurant industry is clearly struggling.” Specifically, small, independent, non-franchise establishments are having the most difficulty.
San Diego

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fclHmTPA0c

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"San Diego has lost 4,000 food service jobs since its minimum wage legislation was passed in 2016."
San Francisco
https://www.forbes.com/sites/timwors.../#c22de853a169
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We find suggestive evidence that a higher minimum wage leads to overall
increases in restaurant exit rates
– depending on the specification, we find that a $1 increase in
the minimum wage leads to approximately a 4 to 10 percent increase in the likelihood of exit
,
although the estimate is only statistically significant in certain specifications.
Trinity University Study on California Minimum Wage Legislation
https://www.cbia.com/news/issues-pol...lifornia-jobs/

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Their study, California Dreamin' of Higher Wages, projects a 10.7% job loss in accommodation and food service—or roughly 123,000 positions—and a 9.5% loss in retail trade, or about 77,000 jobs.

The 400,000 figure does not include job losses in rural areas, which were not part of the analysis.

California's minimum wage will reach $15 in 2022. Connecticut lawmakers are also considering hiking the state's $10.10 hourly minimum wage to $15 over the next four years.
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:44 AM
 
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But but but Costco pays their people $100/hr so this means all other companies should be able to as well

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Old 06-04-2019, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Carmichael, CA
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The first job I ever had was minimum wage. After two months the minimum wage went up, and they said they couldn't afford to pay everyone the higher wage. End of first job.

I wonder if the time spent by all those people protesting for higher wages could have been better spent improving themselves so that they qualified for higher-paying jobs.

Just a thought.
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Yea, the idea of paying people a living wage sucks!

Rightwing business groups have predicted the end of jobs for the last 50 years every time the minimum wage was raised. And yet here we are, with jobs.

and labor shortages at the low end of the pay scale

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Old 06-04-2019, 11:35 AM
 
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Yea, the idea of paying people a living wage sucks!
From everyone else's pocket, not for the work they actually do.
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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From everyone else's pocket, not for the work they actually do.
Have you noticed that Anyone who works gets paid from “everyone elses” pocket?
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:51 AM
 
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Yea, the idea of paying people a living wage sucks!
What's a "living wage"?

I love these sneaky undefined terms like "living wage". Wages are a number, not a slogan.

What is the number you think that would qualify as a "living wage"?

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Rightwing business groups have predicted the end of jobs for the last 50 years
lol, who said this? Give us some prominent names.
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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Have you noticed that Anyone who works gets paid from “everyone elses” pocket?
In exchange for something (labor, services, goods).

Minimum wage is a government enforced wage floor. Nothing more.
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:55 AM
 
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The first job I ever had was minimum wage. After two months the minimum wage went up, and they said they couldn't afford to pay everyone the higher wage. End of first job.

I wonder if the time spent by all those people protesting for higher wages could have been better spent improving themselves so that they qualified for higher-paying jobs.

Just a thought.
Truth.

The fallacy of thought that says "But but, a mother of 3 should be able to support a family by flipping burgers" is lunacy. Stupidity and lunacy.

Want to support your family comfortably? Work for it.
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Truth.

The fallacy of thought that says "But but, a mother of 3 should be able to support a family by flipping burgers" is lunacy. Stupidity and lunacy.

Want to support your family comfortably? Work for it.
Nothing beats working three jobs to support your family! Try it some time
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