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CARES Act: Prelude to a $15 Minimum Wage?

CARES Act: Prelude to a $15 Minimum Wage?

    By Thomas L. Knapp Included in the March 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act were three programs with less euphonious acronyms: FPUC, PEUC, and PUA. These programs extended (by 13 weeks), expanded (to self-employed workers), and added a $600 per week federal kicker to, state-level unemployment benefits. As July comes […]

Why a $15 federal minimum wage is just what California’s economy needs to go into a recession

Why a $15 federal minimum wage is just what California’s economy needs to go into a recession

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views There are some that really hate people getting a job?  There are folks in the media that believe if you raise wages, and you raise the cost of goods and services this helps everyone.  These people ar called economic illiterates.  One of the most illiterate people […]

Can’t Stop the Bookstore

Can’t Stop the Bookstore

  by Joel Schlosberg Amazon.com’s plans to establish  a pay minimum of $15 an hour for all its domestic workers (Day One: The Amazon Blog, October 2) come across as the real-life version of Mr. Burns from The Simpsons turning his nuclear power plant into a community garden. The Internet sales Goliath is by far […]

The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Dec. 16-22/Day 338-349) Week 48

The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Dec. 16-22/Day 338-349) Week 48

By Michael Hernandez Saturday, December 16  (Day 338): Study:  California’s $15 Minimum Wage Will Cost State 400,000 Jobs California’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour could cause the state to lose 400,000 jobs, according to a study released Thursday. The study from the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) conducted an analysis of employment trends […]