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NYC Restaurants Slash Staff over $15 Minimum Wage

New York City restaurants, feeling the pinch of trying to make ends meet, are slashing their staff after a state law that took effect at the end of 2018 is mandating restaurants with 11 or more workers to pay a $15 an hour minimum wage.

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San Francisco Mandates California’s First $15 Minimum Wage

San Francisco became the first California city to implement a $15 minimum wage ordinance for all businesses on July 1. The union-backed “Fight for $15” claimed Seattle as the first city to pass a  $15 minimum wage ordinance in June

Fight for $15 (Eric Rosberg / Associated Press)

Illinois Democrats Seek to Pass $15 Minimum Wage

Illinois Democrats are hoping to pass a minimum wage hike up to $15 an hour during the spring legislative session despite the governor’s opposition to increases of any kind.

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Surprise: Bay Area Restaurants Disappear After Minimum Wage Hike

Restaurants are rapidly going out of business in the Bay Area, after San Francisco passed a $15 minimum wage law in 2014 and the State of California followed suit in 2016. Yet the media are struggling to make the connection between high minimum wages and restaurant closures.

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Whole Foods’ 365: Where Kiosks Replace Workers

Whole Foods may still be seen by shoppers as an alternative to corporate grocery chains, but the highly-profitable corporation just opened its first “365 by Whole Foods” in Los Angeles in an effort to use kiosks and robots to cut 60 percent of staffing costs and maximize profitability.

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UCLA Econ Forecast: Everything is Awesome, Growth Doubles

The “everything is awesome” UCLA Anderson Forecast just predicted that over the next two years, technological advancements from California will make U.S businesses more productive and double the national growth rate.

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Jerry Brown Surrenders to Unions’ $15 Min. Wage

California Gov. Jerry Brown has surrendered after claiming he would fight a $15 wage that would devastate California’s state budget by adding $4 billion in cost. He now supports the Democrat-controlled legislature’s $15-per-hour minimum wage — which won’t be effective until he is out of office.

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Walmart Closes LA Store Over $15 Minimum Wage

Los Angeles residents of impoverished Chinatown were shocked to learn on January 17 that the Walmart they pleaded for years to get would be shut down at 7 p.m. Sunday evening due to the city’s new $15 minimum wage ordinance, and union harassment.

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Ninth Circuit Upholds Seattle Discriminatory $15 Minimum Wage Law

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that Seattle’s minimum wage does not violate the Constitution or existing laws, despite requiring that franchise businesses start paying a higher minimum wage more quickly than non-franchise small businesses.

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