Yet with Trump’s victory, some conservatives are calling for a new focus on revitalizing higher-paying manufacturing jobs, describing the Fight for $15 as tangential to the bigger issues facing Americans. In the post-recession economy, low-wage jobs in sectors such as retail and the restaurant industry have proliferated, while many middle-class jobs lost ground.
“Big Labor and their allies would be wise to acknowledge the will of the voters and pursue constructive policies to create more good paying jobs for all Americans, rather than another government-mandate that will cost jobs and stifle economic growth,” said America Rising Squared, a conservative nonprofit, in a statement. It called the presidential election a “wake-up call,” and described Tuesday’s protests as “a highly coordinated, well-funded campaign by SEIU union bosses and their PR pros in New York City.”
November 29, 2016