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Increasing the Minimum Wage: Rebuttal to NFIB/WRB Anti-Minimum Wage Arguments

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Publication Date: February 2001

Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute

Author(s): John R. Burbank

Topic: Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)

Keywords: Minimum Wage; Unemployment rate; Inflation

Type: Report

Coverage: Washington


Prepared in October 1998 and updated in 2001, this brief responds to position papers opposing Washington's minimum wage initiative (Initiative 688) authored by the National Federation of Independent Business/Washington (NFIB) and the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) by appraising their arguments, refuting their points and reiterating a workers' right to a decent wage.