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Guest Opinion: Moderate minimum wage hikes don’t impact employment MOST POPULAR Never Miss A Story Subscribe to The Intelligencer UPCOMING EVENTS CLOSE

By Jacqui Rogers / Feb. 26, 2020 Eight Nobel prize-winners were among the 600 economists who explained in a 2014 letter to Congress, “The effect of increasing the minimum wage on employment is probably the most studied topic in labor economics, and the consensus of the literature is that moderate increases in the minimum wage has little or no negative effect on employment.” Tell it to the Pennsylvania legislature. For the past 10 years, Pennsylvania’s minimum wage has remained at $7.25 per hour, the lowest amount allowable by federal law, even as inflation has risen 13 percent. Every state bordering Pennsylvania has raised its minimum ...

Minimum-wage hike step in the right direction, but $15 would be better, say workers

Provincial government has promised a series of increases to bring the wage to $12.65 by October 2021 CBC News · Posted: Feb 24, 2020 The provincial government's recent promise to give the wage a bump the minimum wage to $12.65 an hour over the next year and a half still won't be enough, people who earn the figure tell CBC News. "I think we need a living wage, not an increase to minimum wage," said Shane Pope, a social work student at Memorial University who holds a part-time job as a barista. "If my fiancé wasn't working, we wouldn't do it. Not with $800 a month in rent, and then your lights is top notch and then your groceries," a woman ...