Increasing the Minimum Wage: Rebuttal to NFIB/WRB Anti-Minimum Wage Arguments
Publication Date: February 2001
Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute
Author(s): John R. Burbank
Keywords: Minimum Wage; Unemployment rate; Inflation
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.