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Study Shows Minimum Wage Hikes Could Push Low-Pay Workers Away June 22,2017

File this under O RLY - A new study from CU Boulder finds that raising the minimum wage could push low-pay workers away. Quoting the study author, “By making low-skilled workers more expensive, there is the potential for employers to use fewer workers, switch to slightly higher-skilled workers or exchange capital technology—such as self-serve kiosks—for low skilled workers.” That is consistent with what CRA members told us last year during the minimum wage fight. Read the full story here.
 
+ And read how San Diego’s quick and steep rise in minimum wage is having an effect on restaurants in that city.
+ Another study from the University of Washington looks at the implications of higher minimum wages on hours for low wage workers. To read more about this study, click here.


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