Shocker! California’s Minimum Wage Hike Leads To Job Cuts

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California raised the minimum wage of the state’s fast-food workers to $20 per hour on April 1. It wasn’t a silly April Fools joke, and no one was laughing because the law’s devastating effects on restaurants and workers are as bad as its critics predicted.

Last year, California’s Democrat-led legislature passed the bill to hike the minimum wage to $20 for the state’s more than 500,000 fast-food workers, and the state’s Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom enthusiastically signed it into law despite strong objections from businesses. Newsom claimed the law was “one step closer to fairer wages, safer and healthier working conditions, and better training by giving hardworking fast-food workers a stronger voice and seat at the table.” Opponents of the law warned that fast-food restaurants would have to downsize their workforce, scale back remaining workers’ hours, raise prices, or even shut …

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