National Minimum Wage $15/hr.

Oct 2012
4,210
Louisville, Ky
Do you believe it would help or Hurt? Many believe it will have no real effect as it wont change welfare rates, other think it would grow the middle class....what say you?
 

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Aug 2018
556
Shady Dale, Georgia
Raising the National Minimum Wage does more than move people making $7.25 an hour up to $15.00 per hour. Ever wonder why unions support minimum wage hikes? It's not like union employees make minimum wage. Union contracts have many clauses. In my experience, many of these contracts include an automatic increase to the contractual wage tables to match any increase in the federal minimum wage.

States have been raising minimum wage. The truth is wages are determined by supply and demand. Right now it is an employee's market. Even Walmart hires at $11 per hour. McDonald's $10 per hour.
 
Aug 2010
295
Cliffside Park, NJ
Do you believe it would help or Hurt? Many believe it will have no real effect as it wont change welfare rates, other think it would grow the middle class....what say you?
Tecoyah, there’s been no vote in congress for a proposed $15 per hour federal minimum wage rate to be soon enacted. The rate has, as it always should be gradually modified. Respectfully, Supposn
H.R. 582, “Raise the wage act” is a good bill, but opponents of the bill will refrain from mentioning the minimum hourly rate will not attain $15 until 7th year after the bill's passage. Its method for retaining the minimum rate's purchasing power is to monitor and annually (when necessary), adjusted to be changed in the same proportion as the proportional change of USA's average wage rate.

In the likely case that it's not passed through and added to our federal statutes, I urge U.S. Congressional members to continue striving and pass a bill that would increase the minimum wage rate by 12.5% of its purchasing power until it attains 125% of its February-1968 purchasing power. Thereafter the rate should be monitored and annually adjusted to retain that purchasing power or to retain its proportional relationship to USA's average wage rate. …
 
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Nov 2017
70
Australia
I’m surprised that anyone would agree to work for $7.25 an hour. That sounds like a pittance.
The current minimum wage in Australia is $740.80 per week, which equates to a minimum hourly rate of $19.49. The minimum wage is the absolute lowest that an employee can be paid. This minimum wage was set on May 30, 2019 and must be adhered to by all businesses operating in Australia.Dec 17,
 
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Dec 2019
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U.S. Arkansas
I’m surprised that anyone would agree to work for $7.25 an hour. That sounds like a pittance.
The current minimum wage in Australia is $740.80 per week, which equates to a minimum hourly rate of $19.49. The minimum wage is the absolute lowest that an employee can be paid. This minimum wage was set on May 30, 2019 and must be adhered to by all businesses operating in Australia.Dec 17,
Just so I can get a grasp on this , I ask How much does a loaf a bread cost there and was does a gallon of milk cost ?
 
Nov 2017
70
Australia
Just so I can get a grasp on this , I ask How much does a loaf a bread cost there and was does a gallon of milk cost ?
Milk is $5 for 4 litres from 7/11 or 2 litres of milk and a sliced sandwich loaf for $5.
$2.20 for two litres from Woolworths.
the rye bread I buy from the Vietnamese baker is $3, and a white sandwich loaf from Woolworths is $1.60.
 
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Aug 2010
295
Cliffside Park, NJ
Milk is $5 for 4 litres from 7/11 or 2 litres of milk and a sliced sandwich loaf for $5.
$2.20 for two litres from Woolworths.
the rye bread I buy from the Vietnamese baker is $3, and a white sandwich loaf from Woolworths is $1.60.
Sallyally, I’m paying over $4 a Gal in NJ 7/11’s, as compared to $2.20 35 per 2 liters = $4.40 per 1.05 Gallons in an Australian 7/11. (At NJ supermarkets it’s about $3.90/Gal).

I buy an excellent loaf of rye from our local baker for $3/lb., which may or may not equate to Australia’s Vietnamese’s $3 loaf.

I don’t buy the 1.5 loafs of white air-filled sandwich breads that sell for as little as $1.60 to less than $2 in supermarkets, which may be better or worse than Australia’s $1.60 Woolworth’s loafs of bread. Respectfully, Supposn
 
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Nov 2017
70
Australia
Your milk is a heap cheaper than ours.
that white bread is beloved by school kids who don’t need flavour or substance in their bread.

our dairy farmers are doing it hard. The supermarkets screwed them down and there was milk that was $1 a litre. Many dairy farmers have left the industry. Drought and poor returns on investment.