OPINION: Union Interests Work Against Low-Wage Workers

Union efforts to increase fast food worker’s salaries to $15 an hour may actually be motivated by a desire for more dues-paying union members rather than helping entry-level workers.  Diana Fuchtgott-Roth, a Manhattan Institute researcher who previously served as the US Department of Labor’s chief economist, writes in Economics21.org that objective studies reveal excessive minimum wages lead to lost jobs or to reclassifying positions that were once paid as internships that offer no pay at all.

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