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July 2, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Minimum wage: A coordinated effort to deceive the public on downsides

Guest Columnist Michael Saltsman [“How businesses will respond to $15 minimum wage,” Opinion, June 30], of the Employment Policies Institute (EPI), has a history of lobbying against benefits for workers across the country. His model? Survey hundreds of businesses who already oppose workplace standards and present data as unbiased research.  According to More

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August 21, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Sick-leave pay won’t cure all business ills

Institute works against labor interests The research director of the Employment Policies Institute, author of the recent column on sick leave, is part of a conservative organization devoted to keeping wages as low as possible, and benefits nonexistent. [“Guest column: Sick-leave pay not a cure-all,” Opinion, Aug. 20.] An extremely low percentage of our population make…


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