Three Reports on Raising Wages- the smart AND right thing to do!

Local Minimum Wage Laws, Impacts on Workers, Families and Business

Report prepared for the Seattle Income Inequality Advisory Committee,
March 2014
Michael Reich- UC Berkeley Professor of Economics and Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley
Ken Jacobs- UC Berkeley, Chair, Center for Labor Research and Education, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Annette Bernhardt- UC Berkeley Visiting Professor of Sociology and Visiting Researcher, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Citywide Minimum Wage Laws, A New Policy Tool for Local Governments

Paul Sonn, Brennan Center:  The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law unites thinkers and advocates in pursuit of a vision of inclusive and effective democracy. Our mission is to develop and implement an innovative, nonpartisan agenda of scholarship, public education, and legal action that promotes equality and human dignity, while safeguarding fundamental freedoms.

Minimum Wages and Employment: A Case Study of the Fast-Food Industry in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

David Card and  Alan B. Krueger-  Department of Economics, Princeton University Princeton, NJ;  Published in The American Economic Review, Vol. 84, No. 4. (Sep., 1994), pp. 772-793.


Small Businesses Say Yes to Raising the Minimum Wage – New Jersey VIDEO

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Published on Oct 29, 2013

Contrary to the claims of big business lobbies, many small business owners support raising the minimum wage. Not only is it the right thing to do, it’s a key step toward economic recovery. Every extra dollar in the pockets of low wage workers will get pumped right back into the economy, so everybody wins.
Produced by Telequest, Inc of Princeton NJ for the NJ Main Street Alliance (a project of NJ Citizen Action). The goal is to inform voters that they can raise the minimum wage in NJ on November 5, 2013 by voting YES on ballot question #2.

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New Jersey Poll Shows 65% Favorable for Raising Wages!

New Jersey voters will decide in November whether the state minimum wage  should be raised. The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press  Poll finds that the measure should pass by a wide margin as few voters  believe this increase will have a negative impact on the state’s  economy.

Quinnipiac University Poll: 76% of New Jersey Voters Want to Raise the Minimum Wage

TRENTON — Most New Jersey voters want to  raise the  state’s minimum wage, according to a poll released this morning.

The Quinnipiac University poll found 76 percent favor increasing the minimum wage from its current $7.25, while 21 percent are opposed.

The poll of 1,149 voters was conducted from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.