WA State Minimum Wage Initiative – A Race To The Bottom / NorthwestCitizen, Dick Conoboy

Try Making It On $13.50/Hour


Mon, Jan 18, 2016, 5:35 am  Dick Conoboy

As much as I support increasing the minimum wage, the initiative filed by “Washington unions” on January 11th, will fix the minimum wage at an intolerable level, doing nothing to lift workers out of more slave labor.

By fixing the wage at $13.50, well-meaning citizens do a disservice to the working poor by not being truthful to the populace about the level of wages that would actually provide sufficient support to workers and their families.  Ironically, the measure’s focus on $13,50 would not even come into effect until 2020, at which time the cost of living will have increased further, leaving the poor even more behind.  […]

Read Dick’s complete article on NorthwestCitizen here.

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