High Cost of Minimum Wage HikeOn Sep 30, 2015 Latest updates
A government study shows that a $15 minimum wage hike in California – which SEIU is trying to enact – would likely hike prices, kill jobs, and increase government spending.
California’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Office says a statewide $15 hourly minimum wage could mean rising prices, falling profits and fewer jobs.
The bleak forecast came Thursday in an economic assessment of a state ballot proposal filed by SEIU United Healthcare Workers West in April. Under the measure – which has yet to gather signatures needed to qualify for the ballot – the state’s minimum wage would increase by $1 a year over five years to reach $15 and be tied to inflation afterward…