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    10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....



    Nearly 1 million minimum-wage workers in 10 states will get a pay boost come New Year's Day.


    Workers in Rhode Island will see their paychecks grow the most -- by an average of $510 a year for the average worker, according to the National Employment Law Project, a nonprofit advocacy group. The state enacted a law in June raising its minimum wage 35 cents to $7.75 an hour.

    In nine other states -- Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont and Washington -- the minimum wage will jump between 10 and 15 cents an hour, translating to an extra $190 to $410 per year on average, according to NELP. The increases in these states are the result of state "indexing" laws that require automatic annual adjustments to keep pace with rising living costs.

    An estimated 855,000 workers will be directly affected by the wage changes, while another 140,000 are projected to beindirectly affected by the changes as employers readjust their pay scales to accommodate the new minimum,according to analysis by the Economic Policy Institute.

    The new hourly rates will range between $7.35 in Missouri and $9.19 in Washington state, which has the highest minimum wage in the nation.

    States must pay at least the same as the federal minimum wage, which has been set at $7.25 an hour since 2009 and is not indexed to inflation. That works out to an annual income of about $15,000-- thousands of dollars below the poverty level for a family of four.

    In 2013, 19 states and the District of Columbia will have rates above the federal level.

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/31/pf/s...age/index.html

    Do you think this will make it easier to get a job or harder? 19 States above the Federal level. Thoughts?
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Nearly 1 million minimum-wage workers in 10 states will get a pay boost come New Year's Day....
    ...Except For Those Whose Labor Is Not Worth The New Artificial Floor, Who Will Be Fired.

    Do you think this will make it easier to get a job or harder
    It depends on who you are. If you are a knowledge worker whose worth derives from your ability to leverage information and capital, probably no change, perhaps a bit easier as investment will now be more heavily in capital. If you are a low-income worker who lacks a high school diploma and a solid working history, then this will make getting a job harder. Which, after all, is why we have the minimum wage in the first place.

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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Washington state min wage is over 9 bucks now and their economy seems about average with other states and I have not seen burger joints closing in mass.

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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Washington state min wage is over 9 bucks now and their economy seems about average with other states and I have not seen burger joints closing in mass.
    I thought Burger King and White Castles were reducing franchises Nationwide? Same with Wendy's.

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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I thought Burger King and White Castles were reducing franchises Nationwide? Same with Wendy's.
    Just going by what I see around here, it is anecdotal evidence. One thing I will say though is I don't see the quality of the min wage work force improving as the wage rises, it seems to be the same culls doing the same crappy jobs.

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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    People (mainly liberals, socialists, etc) clamor for higher minimum wage all the time. This is simple math really. Business owners will simply fire one worker and make another work harder to make up for it. It's like the call for socialized medicine. Employers have already figured a way around it. That's the problem with all of these social programs. We're in a capitalist system. The business owners will simply find a way around them everytime.
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Do you think this will make it easier to get a job or harder? 19 States above the Federal level. Thoughts?
    Why isn't the minimum Wage $25.00 an hour?

    I mean......THAT would be fair, right?
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post


    Nearly 1 million minimum-wage workers in 10 states will get a pay boost come New Year's Day.


    Workers in Rhode Island will see their paychecks grow the most -- by an average of $510 a year for the average worker, according to the National Employment Law Project, a nonprofit advocacy group. The state enacted a law in June raising its minimum wage 35 cents to $7.75 an hour.

    In nine other states -- Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont and Washington -- the minimum wage will jump between 10 and 15 cents an hour, translating to an extra $190 to $410 per year on average, according to NELP. The increases in these states are the result of state "indexing" laws that require automatic annual adjustments to keep pace with rising living costs.

    An estimated 855,000 workers will be directly affected by the wage changes, while another 140,000 are projected to beindirectly affected by the changes as employers readjust their pay scales to accommodate the new minimum,according to analysis by the Economic Policy Institute.

    The new hourly rates will range between $7.35 in Missouri and $9.19 in Washington state, which has the highest minimum wage in the nation.

    States must pay at least the same as the federal minimum wage, which has been set at $7.25 an hour since 2009 and is not indexed to inflation. That works out to an annual income of about $15,000-- thousands of dollars below the poverty level for a family of four.

    In 2013, 19 states and the District of Columbia will have rates above the federal level.

    10 states to boost minimum wage - Dec. 31, 2012

    Do you think this will make it easier to get a job or harder? 19 States above the Federal level. Thoughts?
    I think if politicians can vote themselves pay raises then they sure as hell shouldn't have a problem raising minimum wage.16-34 extra dollars a month can come in handy for some people.
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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by smalltime View Post
    Why isn't the minimum Wage $25.00 an hour?

    I mean......THAT would be fair, right?
    I am sure some from the left would think so. Here in Chicago they just had a protest and they wanted 15 an hr. Shall we throw in some benefits too?

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    Re: 10 States to Boost Minimum Wage.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post


    In nine other states -- Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont and Washington -- the minimum wage will jump between 10 and 15 cents an hour, translating to an extra $190 to $410 per year on average, according to NELP. The increases in these states are the result of state "indexing" laws that require automatic annual adjustments to keep pace with rising living costs.
    That's not a huge change. If that much is added every single year, it might lead to strain.


    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    An estimated 855,000 workers will be directly affected by the wage changes, while another 140,000 are projected to beindirectly affected by the changes as employers readjust their pay scales to accommodate the new minimum,according to analysis by the Economic Policy Institute.
    Those other 140,000 workers may just be regulated to the minimum wage, guaranteeing that they will have an increase in wage is merely wishful thinking.
    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    States must pay at least the same as the federal minimum wage, which has been set at $7.25 an hour since 2009 and is not indexed to inflation. That works out to an annual income of about $15,000-- thousands of dollars below the poverty level for a family of four.
    The one question I will never understand is why is someone making minimum wage trying to raise four kids by themselves?
    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post

    In 2013, 19 states and the District of Columbia will have rates above the federal level.

    10 states to boost minimum wage - Dec. 31, 2012

    Do you think this will make it easier to get a job or harder? 19 States above the Federal level. Thoughts?
    I'm not sure it will make a difference. If the increases continue, then I would say it will make a job harder to get for those workers, but we will see.

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