Posts Tagged ‘minimum wage’

July 28th, 2022 - 12:09 pm § in Democrats, Economics, Politics

The worst Democrat in Congress

Henry Cuellar (D-TX), widely considered the most conservative Democrat in Congress, and already notorious for firing a pregnant staffer (details here) even before the FBI raided his house in what looks to possibly be a bribery investigation (details here), thinks the $7.25 federal minimum wage is to[...]

April 8th, 2022 - 8:42 pm § in Economics

Some Dallas airport workers made $2.13 an hour in 2019

Now they make $8 an hour. The pandemic nearly quadrupled their pay. Airlines, to cut costs, contracted out baggage handling, cabin cleaning, security and janitorial services, and wheelchair assistance. Third-party contractors performing these tasks typically pay their workers low wages with few or n[...]

October 11th, 2021 - 12:19 pm § in Economics, Politics

Economist wins Nobel Prize for debunking GOP arguments

“A U.S.-based economist won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for pioneering research that showed an increase in minimum wage does not lead to less hiring and immigrants do not lower pay for native-born workers, challenging commonly held ideas,” NBC News reported on Monday, October 11[...]

March 23rd, 2018 - 1:23 am § in Misc.

Where the (low wage) jobs go

Just because you get rid of illegal migrant workers doesn’t mean you get the jobs back. Minimum wages are fair, but may not be efficient Automation  is getting better with time and unskilled labor doesn’t.    Knut Robert Knutsen  FACEBOOK The “no citizen will do the work”[...]

June 27th, 2017 - 7:27 am § in The Ave Scene

UW Report of Minimum Wage Law in Seattle Loss of Jobs Disputed by U Cal Researcher

Last week, two reports on Seattle’s minimum wage ordinance reached opposite conclusions.  Researchers at the University of Washington found that  Seattle’s minimum wage is costing jobs.  A second report, requested by the the Mayor’s Office, claimed that the UW study was false. The Universit[...]

May 3rd, 2016 - 11:33 am § in The Ave Scene

THE Ave Scene: Restaurant greed


February 6th, 2016 - 11:09 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

PODCAST: $15 wage

When Nick Hanauer first brought up the idea of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, many (including Forbes magazine), called his theory insane. In this episode, we talk with civic leaders about the adoption of Seattle’s revolutionary $15 minimum wage and why this (not-so) crazy idea has spread[...]

January 13th, 2016 - 1:16 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Needs Cooks!

Seattle has an explosive new growth of chefs.  Seems as if every new Seattle restaurant has an eager wannabe James Beard finalists.  … it is getting hard to find a place that just serves a good meal! As the Washington Post discusses, these elitist chefs need someone to .. well to cook! R[...]

January 5th, 2016 - 1:46 am § in The Ave Scene

THE Ave Challenge

How many examples of hypocrisy can you find in this bureaucratic, self serving, missive?[...]