A substantial boost in the minimum wage in Seattle actually hurt low-wage workers by reducing hours and income, a bombshell study found — raising concerns about the impact of New York’s decision to raise its wage. Like New York, Seattle is steadily increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The analysis, conducted by the...
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- Study reveals workers earn less after minimum wage hike
By Carl Campanile - Tuesday Jun 27, 2017
- Target raises its minimum wage to $11 an hour
By Reuters - Monday Sep 25, 2017
Target said on Monday it would increase its minimum hourly wage this year by a dollar to $11, vowing to raise this by the end of 2020 to $15 an hour — the so-called “living wage” labor advocates across the United States are campaigning for. The Minneapolis-based retailer, which plans to start hiking minimum pay...
- Seattle Workers Pay for the Minimum Wage
Wednesday Jun 28, 2017
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- Minimum wage and job loss: Seattle study is not the last word
By Arindrajit Dube - Friday Jul 21, 2017
Seattle was the first U.S. city to raise the minimum wage substantially, so a University of Washington study released last month showing big job losses has received a lot of attention, and prompted many an I-told-you-so.The job losses were far greater than in a control group of similar areas in Washington where the minimum wage was not raised.Because the study found that low-wage workers lost income, it was a much more dire assessment of the effects of the increase than even the more pessimistic studies.The authors speculate that this is probably because of the big rise in the minimum wage, and because they look at the impact on all low-wage jobs, not just sectors.The basic idea in both studies is that if the minimum wage rises to $13 an hour, for example, the effect on jobs can be inferred by looking at changes in employment below a cutoff like $18 or $19.[...] the first quarter of 2016 was exactly when the very large gap in overall wage growth between Seattle and rest of the state (where the control group comes from) really opened up, coinciding with the timing of the job loss found by the University of Washington team.Fortunately, there is no need to rely on a single case study when we have many other cities as well as states (like Oregon, California and New York) that are in the process of raising the minimum wage substantially.
- Target raising minimum wage to $11 next month
By Anne D’Innocenzio - Monday Sep 25, 2017
NEW YORK — Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020, a move it says will help it hire and keep the best employees and make shopping a better experience for customers. The initiative announced Monday is part of the discounter’s overall strategy to improve its business, which includes remodeling stores, expanding its online services and opening up smaller urban locations. Target quietly raised entry-level hourly wages to $10 last year from $9 the previous year, following initiatives by Walmart and others to increase pay in a highly competitive marketplace.