Speaking of unions and SEIU, their push for a $15 minimum wage across the country continues, notwithstanding the ongoing labor shortage and the electoral shellacking many progressive generally received in Tuesday’s elections. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has repeatedly called to raise the state minimum wage (currently $7.25/hour) every year since he was elected in 2014. He has thus far been unsuccessful in convincing the legislature to go there, so he’s circumventing the legislative branch as much as he can with executive orders and mandating $15 per hour minimums wherever possible. That does not bode well for businesses getting or pursuing any state funds – contracts, grants, loans or tax incentives as his order requires they pay a minimum wage of $13.50 per hour immediately, jumping to $15 per hour by 2024. The executive order requires those affected companies to provide paid sick leave to all employees as well.