Capitol Research Center – The ‘Living Wage’ Strategy for Unions: Campaign in Washington State Helps Elect Avowed Socialist, Leads to Wide Range of Regulations
Amidst a national debate about wages and so-called income inequality, labor unions are pushing local “living wage” laws to build support for a hike in the federal minimum wage law. Recently, a Seattle suburb became the first city to adopt a $15 “living wage” law. The city’s experience, which included a wide range of other restrictions on businesses, reveals that the real purpose of such laws is to enhance union organizing.
SHIFT Washington – News You Can Use: SEIU775 NW Up to Usual Tricks, But Trying to Hide
…Freedom Foundation has blown the cover off their disguise in a lengthy post about the hypocrisy of the Restaurants Opportunity Center (ROC) United, and its intimidation tactics in other cities.
Fox News – Critics Warn of ‘Union Mercenary’ Group Entering Minimum Wage Debate in Seattle
The Olympia-based Freedom Foundation revealed last week that the Restaurant Opportunities Center, a federally registered nonprofit organization based in New York City, is conducting surveys in the Seattle area, a sign the group is about to enter the battle over the higher wage proposal.”
The David Boze Show – The Freedom Foundation’s Maxford Nelsen on Another $15 Minimum Wage Debate
Dave talks with the Freedom Foundation’s labor policy analyst, Max Nelsen, after another Seattle debate over the minimum wage. Find out more at www.bozeforfreedom.com
King 5 News – Supporters Push of $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle
The burden of increasing the minimum wage typically falls on the least skilled workers, those toward the bottom end of the wage scale, less educated and have a difficult time producing $15 of value to the employers now,’ said Max Nelson.
570 KVI – Seattle Progressives Hold Forum on $15 Minimum Wage; Invite Zero Opponents of the Proposal to Speak
In a vintage Seattle political moment, backers of the $15 an hour minimum wage held a symposium at Seattle University where numerous featured guests spoke in favor of the plan. John Carlson’s guest, labor policy analyst at The Freedom Foundation, Max Nelson, says there were no opponents schedule to speak against the $15 wage plan, but he attended anyway and provides us this report.
Watchdog.org – Seattle Mayor Stocks Minimum Wage Conference with Leftists and Progressives
Max Nelsen, a senior labor analyst with the Freedom Foundation, slammed the mayor’s office for failing to provide some balance during the conference. ‘Seattle had a great opportunity to use the symposium to have a real debate and dialogue about the pros and cons of a $15 minimum wage,’ Nelsen told Watchdog.org