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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

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Dem Rep Ryan: Dems Get ‘Too Focused’ on the Minimum Wage

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) believed his party gets “too focused” on the minimum wage issue when they need to focus more on the working class. “[T]his is a criticism that I have, that we get too focused on the minimum

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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.

A waitress serves a steak and fried shrimp combo plate to a customer at Norms Diner on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

Minimum Wage Killing San Diego’s Restaurants

A new review of the restaurant industry in San Diego, California, shows that since its minimum wage hike to $11.50 per hour, the city has lost a whopping 4,000 restaurant jobs.

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Study: St. Louis to Lose 1,000 Jobs After Minimum Wage Increase

“The true minimum wage rate is zero—the amount an unemployed person receives from his non-existent job,” Milton Friedman wrote in Newsweek 45 years ago. Two economists writing about the decision of St. Louis city fathers to boost its minimum wage come to a similar conclusion.