Actions have consequences...
... and so does bad policy.
Wendy's is rolling out their nationwide plan to offset the effects of hiking the minimum wage.Read more
Detroit Deserves a Comeback, Not a Setback
According to MLive, U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez visited Detroit on Tuesday in a pre-Labor Day. Here's a snippet from MLive:
Labor organizers and fast food workers have been staging periodic protests calling for a $15-per-hour wage outside Detroit-area restaurants throughout the past two years drawing mixed reactions from passersby.
Perez has expressed support in the past for passage of $15 minimum wage measures in large cities.
"I believe the folks in those areas are in the best position to know what's best for their communities," he told the Huffington Post. "I think we need a federal floor that gets people above the poverty line, but we also need actions elsewhere."
He's right, folks in those areas are in the best position to know what's best for their communities. He's wrong to suggest that Washington, D.C. politicians have the solution with a $15 minimum wage.
Here's why!Read more