Rauner urges restraint on minimum wage — City Council ignores him

Chicago Sun-Times

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner criticized Democrats Tuesday for creating what he termed a “phony” and “fundamentally wrong” state spending plan he said would create budget deficits “far worse” than what’s been discussed — and urged Mayor Rahm Emanuel to hold off on his effort to raise the minimum wage in Chicago.

Chicago Set to Raise Minimum Wage to $13

The Wall Street Journal

Chicago is set to become the latest U.S. city to raise its minimum wage, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel fast-tracks a politically popular plan to reach $13 per hour amid his bid for a second term and criticism that he’s out-of-touch with working people.

A Great Plan To Destroy Teen Jobs

By Stephen Moore and Joel Griffith, Forbes

The protesters hit the streets again this week in major cities camping in front of fast food stores and demanding a rise in the minimum wage. We don’t know how many of these agitators actually work at the minimum wage and how many are just community organizers, but the political pressure to raise the wage floor is being turned up.