The World – The Dark History Of The Minimum Wage

Higher minimum wages hurts the people that it is supposed help.   Low skilled, inexperienced  workers have a harder time finding a job.

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  1. Jake Gittes
    Jake Gittes at | | Reply

    Interesting, however this is an issue for the USA that has zero relevance for Canada.

    The core differential is that there are no benefits with most US hourly jobs.

    A $12/$15 /hr. whatever job in Canada has healthcare for example, as well as a range of Labour code protections which simply do not exist in the USA.

    Most states/employers have zero requirements to provide ANY benefits if someone is employed for fewer than 30 hours per week.

    Accumulated vacation? Doesn’t exist.

    Severance based upon years/months service? Doesn’t exist.

    Workers compensation for part time work? Doesn’t exist.

    Time off for medical treatment? Take all the time off you want, because you no longer work here.

    I have worked for several corporations that employ people on both sides of the border, and can state that the hiring and firing differences are night and day. On different planets.

    A typical US employment check involves things like hair/blood testing for drug use, which is absolutely illegal in Canada…

    While I appreciate your concern for the US Labour market, I am not sure of its relevance to Canada or Thunder Bay.

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