slide1Those who listened to the President’s State of the Union Speech this week, heard him again call for an increase in the federal minimum wage, and even commit to increase it for federal contractors via not force of law, but Executive Order.  That presidential reinforcement will encourage activists across the country to resurrect efforts to increase state minimums as well.  When the bitter cold weather eases, we may see more calls for strikes against QSRs by the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC), which was the subject of a NY Times article last week that you may want to read for insight into the organization