The Minimum Wage Struggle: Bootleggers and Baptists

By Adam Smith and Bruce Yandle, The Federalist

In recent weeks, minimum wage workers protesting their low-wage status have marched in the streets in more than 100 U.S. cities. For example, workers in Charleston SC blocked a main thoroughfare, insisting they be paid $15/hr and receive union membership.

Boycott of Local Business by Union Member Backfires

By James Wigderson, MacIver Institute

Maria’s Pizzaria is not the likely location for a political fight. It’s a small restaurant on Milwaukee’s south side that hasn’t changed much in the over fifty years since its founding. The décor mostly consists of different cheap depictions of Jesus. Here and there are scattered a few pictures of the family. There is not a political sign to be found. The most prominent signs are those that say, “cash only.”

NLRB rules against Jimmy John’s franchisee

By Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a Twin Cities Jimmy John’s franchisee violated the union organizing rights of six employees by firing them for publicly protesting the company’s lack of sick leave.