Tuesday, January 23, 2007

More Evidence That We Can Achieve a $10 Minimum Wage in Ontario

Rita Daly's story in the Toronto Star helps dispel many of the myths surrounding an Ontario NDP proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour.

...a number of more recent studies by American states and cities have concluded the positive effects for workers and greater consumer spending have more than offset any adverse employment effects. Other studies have found no job losses, including in San Francisco where the minimum wage rose by almost $2 overnight in 2003, and in Washington where small businesses are thriving despite a minimum wage nearly $3 higher than the national rate.