The $15 Minimum Wage Is Turning Hard Workers Into Black Market Lawbreakers

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
The irony is that progressives have pushed the car wash workers further into the shadows.

The $15 minimum wage amounts to government prohibition of low-wage work. And yet just making something illegal won't stop able-bodied men with few alternatives from meeting a market demand for their services.

Since many legitimate car washes can no longer hire them, workers are going to the streets, where it's all cash, no tax, no unions, no workers comp, no insurance, and certainly no wage floors.

"The economy has led us to this situation to have to work washing cars in the street," says Fausto, an illegal car wash worker who asked that we only use his first name. He's part of a three-man operation washing cars on the curb out of a van for about $15 a pop.


https://reason.com/archives/2018/10/11/the-15-minimum-wage-car-washes/2
 

officeguy

Well-Known Member
What it certainly does is devalue the work of the guy who showed up on time and didn't goof off to work his way up from $8.50 to $11.50. It's not like the employers are going to give those who had $3 or $5 above minimum wage now $18 or $20/hr. They'll all make the same $15 as the new hire who shows up 30min late and reeks like pot after lunch.
 

TPD

the poor dad
What it certainly does is devalue the work of the guy who showed up on time and didn't goof off to work his way up from $8.50 to $11.50. It's not like the employers are going to give those who had $3 or $5 above minimum wage now $18 or $20/hr. They'll all make the same $15 as the new hire who shows up 30min late and reeks like pot after lunch.
^^ this ^^

As a small business owner this is what I am struggling with right now at $10.10/hour.
 
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