The University of Washington finding of large negative employment effects is therefore harder for minimum-wage
proponents to dismiss because the controls are analogous to those used in the restaurant studies.
The impact on non-profit organizations, many of which rely on minimum-wage
labor to provide essential social services, would have to be considered.
GOAL: The nation's largest private-sector employer would like to end minimum-wage
pay for its workers.
Reductions in non-Wage Benefits: Employers might respond to a minimum-wage
increase by lowering the value of non-wage (fringe) benefits such as health insurance and pension contributions.
The PAN decision to jump into the minimum-wage
debate on the side of the workers is surprising because the party has generally been considered an adversary of unions, which have tended to side with the PRI or the PRD on many issues (SourceMex, May 5, 2010, and Nov.
Many companies that hire low-wage workers oppose a minimum-wage
hike because it increases their cost of doing business.
Nebraska: A group of lawmakers is pushing for a minimum-wage
increase to $9 per hour, phased in over three years.
The new draft law, expected to be discussed in Parliament soon, might be good news for around 20 million minimum-wage
15, the federal government's base minimum-wage
Not all minimum-wage
earners depend on their jobs for a living.
ITEM: CNN's Lou Dobbs, during his television show Lou Dobbs Tonight on November 8, scolded opponents of a minimum-wage
increase by pointing to initiatives that passed in several states: "When the voters go to the trouble of an initiative .
If increases in the minimum wage are associated with greater reduction in the employment of individuals with disabilities compared to individuals without disabilities, minimum-wage
legislation may then have the unintended consequence of being another limit on the employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.