Today, protesters supporting an extreme and economy-crushing $15 minimum wage will gather in 28 different state capitals to draw attention to their cause. The SEIU is directing this campaign, despite their hypocrisy for not paying their own organizers $15/hour, which was recently pointed out by The Wall Street Journal.
Over the last few years, multiple studies have shown that a $15 minimum wage would kill some 7 million jobs across the 28 states where SEIU is rallying today. Take a look at these numbers put together by the Heritage Foundation, showing the jobs that would be lost if a state were to adopt a $15/hour minimum wage:
|District Of Columbia||11,000|
Again, these are just the jobs that would be lost in the state’s where there are protests today. These numbers don’t represent how economic growth would be stunted or how business would flow out of these states and into others.
It’s become very obvious that this isn’t a campaign about workers or wages. It’s a well-funded, well-organized effort by SEIU to increase its political clout through this liberal populist campaign, no matter if it costs the jobs of millions of hardworking Americans across the country.