Fight for 15

Jerry Brown minimum wage $15 (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty)

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.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 2016 International Convention at Cobo Center May 23, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.

SEIU Budget Slashed by $90 Million over Union Fears of Trump

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is slashing its organizing budget by $90 million, in a sign that unions fear their message will not resonate during a Trump administration, according to Businessweek.

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Un-Happy California Labor Day: 840 Factory Jobs Leaving

The 840-employee Ashley Furniture factory in Colton, California is preparing to shut down over Labor Day weekend — thanks to the state’s new $15 minimum hourly wage — and join the over 9,000 companies that have left California in the last seven years.

The Associated Press

Seattle $15 Minimum Wage Hurts Workers & Gov’t Budgets

Although the City of Seattle launched the “$15 For All” minimum wage movement in 2014 to help the poor and cut government welfare spending, new research reveals that the minimum wage increases unemployment and causes welfare spending to spike higher.

The Associated Press

Business and Jerry Brown Oppose CA $15 Wage Initiative

With 42 percent of U.S. workers making less than $15 an hour, the union-led “living wage initiative” that just qualified for the California ballot in November is generating opposition from business — and Governor Jerry Brown.