Oped Archive (Page 7)

  • Minimum-Wage Grinch Stole Holiday Jobs

    December 2010 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  Waterbury Republican-American

    You might have the best kids in the world — the kind who get straight A's and do their chores. But they're more likely to get coal than find a job this holiday season. Teen employment has been trending downward since the beginning of 2007, a consequence of traditional teen employers such as restaurants, retailers and grocery stores reacting to the recession. But a bad situation was […]
  • New Study: Minimum Wage Increases Hurt Vermont’s Economy

    December 2010 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  Brattleboro Reformer

    A new year and a new legislative session approach. And with the new year comes a new minimum wage: Indexed to inflation, Vermont’s minimum wage will increase to $8.15 an hour on Jan. 1. Advocates for a higher minimum wage will often tell you that increases have no effect on the employment rates of low-skilled workers and that these wage mandates act as a "shot in […]
  • Minimum Wage Doesn’t Pay

    December 2010 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  Wenatchee World

    A new year and a new legislative session approach. And with the new year comes a new minimum wage: Indexed to inflation, Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $8.67 an hour on Jan. 1. Advocates for a higher minimum wage will often tell you that increases have no effect on the employment rates of low-skilled workers and that these wage mandates act as a “shot in […]
  • The Grinch That Stole Holiday Jobs

    December 2010 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  Connecticut Post

    You might have the best kids in the world -- the kind that get straight A's and do their chores. But they're more likely to get a lump of coal than find a job this holiday season. Winter break has always been an opportunity for teens to make a few extra bucks. But job-searching teens that had a blue Christmas in 2008 and 2009 have little […]
  • How the Minimum Wage Grinch Stole Christmas Jobs

    December 2010 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  Muskegon Chronicle

    You might have the best kids in the world — the kind that get straight A’s and do their chores. But they’re more likely to get a lump of coal than to find a job this holiday season. Winter break has always been a great opportunity for teens to make a few extra bucks during their time off from school. But job-searching teens that had a […]
  • The Truth About Minimum-Wage Hikes

    December 2010 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

    The new year and a new legislative session approach. You can count on discussion of a perennial favorite for liberal advocacy groups: an increase in Pennsylvania's minimum wage. Advocates for a higher minimum wage will often tell you that increases have no effect on the employment rates of low-skilled workers and that these wage mandates act as a "shot in the arm" to the economy. The first […]