How a powerful rightwing lobby is plotting to stop minimum wage hikes | US news | The Guardian
Cara Sullivan, who heads Alec’s commerce, insurance and economic development taskforce, told the meeting that corporate America was facing an “onslaught” of bids to raise the minimum wage at all levels of government. “Perhaps the biggest threat comes from the local level. We are seeing a number of localities that have increased their minimum wage,” she said, according to the accounts.
Alec’s response, Sullivan went on to explain at the meeting, is to frame and then lobby for model legislation in state assemblies across the country. She said that so far 12 states, most recently Oklahoma, have submitted anti-increase legislation based on the rightwing lobbyists’ language. “Our solution that Alec has passed is state legislation that pre-empts the polities from within the state from raising the minimum wage higher than state level,” she told the meeting.
ALEC strikes again! Who cares what city residents vote for! Race to the bottom and permanent poverty FTW