Target Employees get Economics Lesson After Winning Fight for $15
Article from Reason by Eric Boehm.
Under pressure from activists, Target announced in September 2017 that it would hike wages for all 323,000 employees to at least $15 per hour by 2020.
This was a major victory for the “Fight for $15” movement—a win that was supposed to have repercussions for retail and fast food workers everywhere. “Our momentum is unstoppable,” a Minneapolis Fight for $15 organizer told Common Dreams.
Two years later, the story is pretty different.
“I got that dollar raise but I’m getting $200 less in my paycheck,” a Target employee named Heather told CNN. Heather’s hours have been cut from about 40 per week to around 20, she explained.
Read the entire article at Reason.
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