North Carolina tacked a provision onto their recent anti LGBT bill to limit the minimum wage. How can they possibly think that keeping wages at $7.25 / hr will help their state?
The provision is best understood as a bully’s show of force. State legislators fear the growing demand and support for higher wages among low-wage workers and so they have responded with a gratuitous display of the state’s power and intention to keep pay depressed.
Poverty has many causes — and one of them is poverty-level wages.
one of the objections to gradually raising the federal minimum $15 an hour is that doing so would be too difficult a lift in the South. Politically, the objection is flawed. It argues, that policymakers should follow the laggards, not the leaders
The South Fails Again at Fair Pay http://nyti.ms/22LcCdT