The Minimum Wage – Read Between the Lines
Democrats, who draw support from organized labor, point to studies that conclude a modest increase would cause no significant job loss. They also cite a recent survey that found most small business owners believe it would not hurt them. In fact, most small businesses already pay above the minimum wage.
Why is organized labor interested in raising the minimum wage? A large percentage of these workers are teenagers. Another significant chunk are people working part time (for a variety of reasons). Most of them do not belong to a union (and therefore do not pay union dues) so why do the unions care? Because many of the collective bargaining agreements that are in place have built in salary increases that kick in automatically for union employees if the feds increase the minimum wage – that’s why. They don’t give a rat’s ass about the poor. It’s all about lining their own pockets.
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