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Seattle sees fallout from $15 minimum wage

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by carpro, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. carpro

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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...-15-minimum-wage-as-other-cities-follow-suit/


    Seattle sees fallout from $15 minimum wage, as other cities follow suit


    Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law is supposed to lift workers out of poverty and move them off public assistance. But there may be a hitch in the plan.

    Evidence is surfacing that some workers are asking their bosses for fewer hours as their wages rise – in a bid to keep overall income down so they don’t lose public subsidies for things like food, child care and rent.

    Full Life Care, a home nursing nonprofit, told KIRO-TV in Seattle that several workers want to work less.


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    Despite a booming economy throughout western Washington, the state’s welfare caseload has dropped very little since the higher wage phase began in Seattle in April. In March 130,851 people were enrolled in the Basic Food program. In April, the caseload dropped to 130,376.

    At the same time, prices appear to be going up on just about everything.
     
  2. Salty

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    Which means that benefits for food stamps, ect will increase....
     
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