Across the Aisle, Wage Is Focus

The Republicans (with some Democrats joining) may be focused on issues important to business growth, but the democratic minority in Congress is still intent on increasing the federal minimum wage mandate. Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate this week held a press conference announcing a new marketing campaign plan they have named “A…

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Miscellaneous

Last week, a new website was launched by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) entitled the “Faces of $15” highlighting the victims of the Fight for $15 initiative by SEIU. The website chronicles the impact of the minimum wage on 100 small businesses and employees – not a pretty sight. SEIU gave birth to the Fight…

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Illinois Passes Wage Hike, But Not Budget

The Illinois legislature has not passed a complete state budget for the past two years with the FY2015 budget being the last to officially make it onto the state books. And, this year looks no different as the elected “leaders” in the 5th largest state in the nation again failed to pass a formal budget…

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Minimum Wage Headlines

The debate over minimum wages, funded in large part by SEIU and its so-called Fight for $15, continues to surface around the country. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogset is suggesting that the city council take a breath before moving forward with Proposal 92, which would hike the minimum wage for municipal workers to $13 an hour.…

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Minimum Wage Volatility Continues

The question of raising minimum wages at the federal, state and local levels continues to yield a broad array of answers across the country – and the debates show no signs of abating. SEIU funded Fight for $15 and other advocate groups, such as Arise Chicago, protested at various locations around the Chicago area this…

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Minimum Wage Volatility Continues

The question of raising minimum wages at the federal, state and local levels continues to yield a broad array of answers across the country – and the debates show no signs of abating. SEIU funded Fight for $15 and other advocate groups, such as Arise Chicago, protested at various locations around the Chicago area this…

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Fight For $15 Protests Next Tuesday

Although we’ve seen them plenty in the past, the next protest by SEIU pushing for a $15 minimum wage is planned for next Tuesday, May 23. This time around however, the effort appears to be solely targeting McDonald’s store around the country and organizers hope to also picket Wednesday at the McDonald’s shareholders meeting. This…

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Congress Feeling the Minimum “Bern”?

The 2016 campaign may be long over and decided, but America could still get “berned”. The issue has been spreading like wildfire with the Fight for $15 being waged in state houses and city halls around the nation over the past several years; there hasn’t been a lot of serious talk about a $15 wage…

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May Day Strike Planned by SEIU

No doubt the NLRB wouldn’t see this as an ‘unfair labor practice’, but the SEIU – USWW (Service Employees International Union United Service Workers West) along with the Food Chain Workers Alliance and a host of others are calling for another nationwide one-day strike on May 1. The liberal media organization, Buzzfeed (more Fake News?),…

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Minimum Wages on the National & State Stages

At the national level, US Senator Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democratic incumbent last week filed a 77-page piece of legislation that is a veritable smorgasbord of the union advocacy issues. Up for reelection in November of this year, Brown appears to be trying to ingratiate himself with all possible factions – including business. Aside from…

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