The minimum wage increase of $15 per hour is suppose to improve one’s economic situation, but it seems to have put them in a “unfavorable situation”.
To avoid losing out on the welfare subsidies, the workers are requesting their bosses for lesser working hours to keep their income down.
The after-effects of this, is not intended.
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………. Evidence is surfacing that some workers are asking their bosses for fewer hours as their wages rise – in a bid to keep overall income down so they don’t lose public subsidies for things like food, child care and rent.
………..“If they cut down their hours to stay on those subsidies because the $15 per hour minimum wage didn’t actually help get them out of poverty, all you’ve done is put a burden on the business and given false hope to a lot of people,” said Jason Rantz, host of the Jason Rantz show on 97.3 KIRO-FM.