Minimum wage, maximum deception

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review notes why labor unions are the chief proponents of artificially raising labor costs.

“Odd what liberal politicians and union-types see as ‘fairness,’ considering wage floors do exactly the opposite of what their shills preach. Not only do government-mandated minimum wages result in fewer entry-level jobs — the kinds of positions so vital for young workers to learn how to work — they put pressure on employers to increase all wages, and with no regard to productivity.

“And that’s why unions push so hard for this maximum deception: If minimum wages rise, they insist that their wages rise, too. Thus, unions are more than willing to serve themselves at the expense of those they claim they’re fighting for. How typical.”