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As cities such as Seattle and Minneapolis, and states including California and New York, have adopted a $15-anhour minimum wage, the negative consequences have hit small businesses and lowskilled workers the hardest.
Take New York City’s car wash industry.
Unions and politicians have spent the last decade trying to fix prices and pressure shops to unionize. The result: a flurry of closed businesses, a spike in car-wash automation, decreased consumer options, and a black market in hand car washing services.
“After six years, organizers have unionized 11 businesses, or about four percent of the city’s registered car washes,” writes Jim Epstein in Reason magazine. “Two of them have since closed down, and the union withdrew three more because of a lack of support from the workers.”JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT Leer más...