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Blue City Suffers Embarrassing Wage Hike Blunder – Now Here Comes the Brutal Backtrack
By Mick Farthing|June 27, 2024
Blue City Suffers Embarrassing Wage Hike Blunder – Now Here Comes the Brutal Backtrack

In recent years, we’ve seen how blue cities pushed more and more progressive policies. They have bragged about how “successful” they’ve been to implement massive changes. But, it hasn’t taken long to see many of these decisions blow up in their collective faces.

Legalizing drugs has led to rampant addiction, DUIs, and homelessness. Criminal justice “reform” has produced a major crime epidemic in big cities.

One blue city passed a law that was supposed to help workers. Yet, once again, Democrats show they understand little of how our economy works. The major push resulted in a massive setback for working Americans. Now, the city is frantically trying to backtrack.

From The Post Millennial:
The Seattle City Council has voted to amend a recent law designed to ensure a minimum wage for app-based workers in the city.

The law, which went into effect last January, required delivery workers to earn $26.40 per hour plus mileage before tips. However, many workers have complained that the law’s intentions have backfired, resulting in fewer customers placing orders due to increased labor costs…

In response, the Seattle City Council committee has voted to revise the current law, reducing the minimum wage to $20 per hour plus 35 cents per mile.

Lol, wow, what a shocker! Seattle hiked the minimum wage for app-based workers, such as delivery drivers. However, the massive rise in wages resulted in higher costs for customers. So, big surprise, fewer people ordered food on Uber Eats, etc.

Workers saw their deliveries slashed to—at most—one delivery a day. Nobody can live off that kind of frequency. As usual, Democrats meddling in our economy hurt the very people they claimed to help. So, the city is trying to roll back the measure by lowering the minimum wage.

It is unknown if that will help. Once a certain idea sets into a customer’s mind, it’s hard to reverse it. These apps might have lost regular customers permanently until bigger changes happen to the economy.

We’ve seen this pattern before. California jacked up the minimum wage for fast-food restaurant workers. As a result, hundreds of restaurants closed, putting thousands out of work. These socialist moves only hurt Americans, yet Democrats keep pushing them.

All so they can brag during election time that they are “helping” the working man. Mmm, not really.

Key Takeaways:

  • Seattle’s minimum hike for app-based drivers obliterated the business.
  • Drivers saw their hours slashed as the increased prices drove down business.
  • Seattle is now scrambling to reverse the decision, lowering the minimum wage requirement.
  • Similar minimum wage hikes in California for fast-food restaurant workers led to thousands losing their jobs.

Source: The Post Millennial

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Mick Farthing
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
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