Do Higher Minimum Wages Create More Jobs?

By Liya Palagashvili and Rachel Mace, The Wall Street Journal

Since the release of the May jobs report, President Obama and many in the media have been crowing about new evidence allegedly showing that minimum-wage hikes stimulate job growth.

Sen. John Thune aims at union corruption

By S.A. Miller, The Washington Times

A top Senate Republican is introducing legislation Wednesday that would restore financial transparency rules for labor unions that President Obama nixed shortly after taking office in 2009, The Washington Times has learned.

Obama’s Misleading Minimum Wage Statistics

By Donald J. Boudreaux and Liya Palagasvili, US News & World Report

Earlier this month, President Obama seized upon fresh data from the Labor Department to argue for a higher minimum wage. According to the president and a subsequent Associated Press report, the 13 states that raised their minimum wages in January of this year are now enjoying, on average, faster job growth than the other 37 states.

Right-To-Work Study Destroys Obama’s Claim That Forcing Americans To Join Unions Helps The Economy

By Michael Hausam, IJReview.com

In December of 2012, speaking in front of a union audience, President Obama was cheered when he claimed that “right-to-work” laws – laws that allow employees to decide for themselves whether to join a union – were all about politics and had nothing to do with economics. In other words, he was advocating for forced unionism.

For Obama’s labor policy, no setback is permanent

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that two of his recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and their decisions therefore void, President Obama renominated one of those appointees, Sharon Block, back to the board.

A minimum-wage hike that does maximum harm

By Armstrong Williams, The Washington Times

Earlier this year, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office decidedly set forth a verdict on the effects of a minimum wage increase. The CBO concluded that an increase in the minimum wage does more harm to the low-income individuals it is attempting to help.