- Jul 11, 2011
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- Chicago, Chicago, that Toddling Town
No, but this scare tactic doesn't really work. If the employer could get by with one less body on the crew, he'd get rid of that body. Period. It wouldn't matter what he was required to pay.And that has exactly nothing to do with an employer shit-canning you instead of paying you $15 an hour because he's told to.
The government can mandate that an employer pay a $15 an hour minimum wage. That's pretty silly, though, since government cannot mandate that an employer keep you employed...
The problem with having no practical floor is that the employers can abuse the system. For instance, I mentioned that boss who screwed me over and cured me of being Republican. Well, it wasn't just me. There were about 15 or so employees he fired or downsized over a year's period. Some of us had been with the company for years. A year later, his replacement hired a whole bunch of new people who worked for less.