Since 2011, the Alberta government has been publishing the “Alberta minimum wage profile”, a summary of the demographic information regarding those whose average hourly earnings are at or below minimum wage. This past June, the government added the minimum wage profile for workers during the period between October 2019 and September 2020. This was the […]
Every time we tip, we reinforce the idea that business owners can pay their workers less because they make so much in tips.
Opponents of raising the minimum wage sometimes argue that raising it will increase the costs for customers. That’s sort of true, but only in a microeconomic sense. In other words, if a single business has to increase the salaries of the employees and their profit margins are thin (or they don’t want to lose out […]
Capitalists don’t care that for many people, wages aren’t high enough to sustain a decent lifestyle, one where you don’t have to worry about how you’ll pay your bills or where you next meal will come from. They don’t care that low wages reduces purchasing power of consumers. They don’t care that raising wages would […]
The more money you make in Alberta, the better off you are come tax time, compared to the other provinces.
Minimum wage increases between 2015 and 2019 didn’t raise unemployment among youth. Nor did they going back to 1976.
I combed minimum wage and unemployment data going back to 1976 and found no correlation between the two.
I compared 40 years of data for inflation and minimum wage increases in Alberta. And I found no connection between the two.