Like the successful auctioneer, advocates for increasing the minimum wage across the country just won’t settle on a number until the last of the “bidders” has fallen silent.  The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROCU) is one of the union-funded front groups that have been instrumental in singling out and targeting the restaurant industry for minimum wage hikes.  Saru Jayaraman, one of the founders of ROCU, was caught on camera a few months ago saying that $15 per hour is not a “livable wage” and that “if you are taking into account child care and transportation sufficient and everything that people need to live, you are talking much higher – $17, $21!”  We wanted to call this to your attention to underscore the nature of the battle small business must engage to preserve its future economic success – the latest minimum wage hike, no matter the number, will not be sufficient.  And now, the secret is out, read on . . .