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Ohio’s Minimum Wage Rises

Ten-cent boost now makes it $7.95 per hour

January 3, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s minimum wage is increasing again and with it should come a boost to about 300,000 low-wage earners, according to one policy group’s estimat....

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BlueInc

Jan-05-14 8:23 AM

what amazes me is a person doing the exact same job in west virginia will now make 70 cents less an hour than a person doing the same job in ohio!

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BlueInc

Jan-05-14 8:22 AM

what amazes me is a person doing the exact same job in west virginia will now make 70 cents less an hour than a person doing the same job in ohio!

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oldsteelmaker

Jan-04-14 5:46 PM

It's a cost of living increase. That's based on the official rate of inflation. Since the guvmint doesn't include food in that index, it's very low.

Tried to buy hamburger recently? Anyone that says there's no inflation must be visiting Colorado smoke shops.

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YoungBuck

Jan-04-14 5:35 PM

dyingov,

Absolutely agree. I do not know a great deal about the financial side of a business but if the workers wage increases, the employer will have increased SS, Medicare, federal and state unemployment, and worker compensation payments among others. In reality it seems the increase to the consumer will be more than the 10 cents the employee receives.

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TrollSlayer

Jan-04-14 3:53 PM

... and most unsuccessful businessmen spend their free time telling the successful businessmen how to conduct business.

Do they think anyone takes them seriously?

OINK!!!

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dyingov

Jan-04-14 10:27 AM

Also know that you pay taxes, fees and insurance for employees. Likely need to add 25% to the hourly wage rate to get a true indication of what employees cost!

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daWraith

Jan-04-14 10:19 AM

Obviously BLunderlie and Uglyass know NOTHING about running a business.

For MOS business, the cost of LABOR is the #1 cost of doing business.

So supposed you are running a widget making shop and your labor costs DOUBLE.

You have 3 choices:

1) Raise the price of your product to maintian the same profit margin.

2) Outsource the the products to foreign country.

3) Close your doors and go out of business.

Suppose your competitor choses option 2, outsourcing.

That limits YOUR options to #2 and #3 because you CANNOT raise your prices MUCH without being NON_COMPETITIVE in the market place.

See how raising min wages cause JOB loses and MORE outsourcing to foreign countries?

Well OK if you actually RAN a business you would, otherwise you are still blind.

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TrollSlayer

Jan-04-14 8:55 AM

Hey, here's an idea. If the job doesn't pay enough for you, DON'T TAKE THE JOB. Or quit, go away and come back with your big boy pants on, and find another job that pays what you think you deserve.

Yeah, someone's a failure here, and it isn't the successful business owner signing your paychecks...

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uglyassmf

Jan-04-14 6:02 AM

If a person can't afford to pay an employee 9 bux an hour then obviously they have a failing business any way. Go away and come back with your big boy pants on.

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Ragnar

Jan-03-14 8:06 PM

wonderbra bemons the CEO-worker pay gap, ignoring the fact that there is ONE CEO at every company, while there may be 5,000 or more workers.

Now, I used to worship at the altar of Jack Welch (no longer, when I understood is financial shell games at GE) but there is no denying that the man was worth every penny. Over his 20-year tenure, he earned about $900 million in salary, bonuses, stock options and perks. Sounds horrible, right? Well, GE had a market capitalization of $18 billion on the day he became CEO and $480 billion the day he retired.

Meaning-you as an investor earned an average of 28.3% per year-exclusive of dividends-for each year of Welch's tenure.

Would you pay someone $900 million if they could give you $462 BILLION? Betcha your arse you would.

As for wonderbra-how much does she pay her employees? Oh, that's right. She uses non-union contract (read: body broker) workers to avoid paying union wages and benefits.

Liberal = hypocrite.

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oldsteelmaker

Jan-03-14 7:38 PM

Blunder, Bain took a piece of junk Armco mill in Kansas City, that the original owner knew could not make money, and put a lot of cash into trying to revive it. Limped along for about a decade. Couldn't make money, so they gave up.

Where does "sending jobs offshore" figure into that picture? Nowhere. Once again you prove you are a fool.

The US is the third biggest producer of steel in the world. I am one of those producers and I know a HUGE amount more about that failure than you ever will.

We would be second, if the anti-job administration would get out of the way of rebuilding this economy they have continued to damage.

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TrollSlayer

Jan-03-14 5:48 PM

Sorry, sub assemblers, but elections have consequences...

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Thebudman

Jan-03-14 4:06 PM

continued: "Staff at Snarf’s Sub Shop in River North received the bad news on Sunday night in a group email notifying them that the drastic action was effective immediately.

The company blamed ‘increased competition and losses’ for the firings.

Director of operations Doug Besant said in the email the restaurant will likely close for a month as they remodel and reconcept the business into a burger joint.

But the move comes less than a month after Snarf’s workers rallied for higher wages.

The email, obtained by ChicagoGrid****, read: ‘Due to increased competition and losses, ownership has decided to consider remodeling and reconcepting the store at 600 West Chicago Ave."

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Thebudman

Jan-03-14 4:04 PM

Did you see this article:

"Question to the ‘Fight for 15' crowd … which is better $9.50 an hour or $0.00?

Snarf’s Sub Shop in Chicago has closed it’s doors and fired all of their staff just days before Christmas via email. Snarf’s was the target of the SEIU and was closed for four days, from December 5 until December 8, as employees went on striking demanding $15 an hour and better benefits. Now they are all out of work just before the holidays. From the files of, don’t ask for things they might just come true. So hows that strike and forcing your employer to shut down working out for you now?

You want to be paid $15/hr to make a sandwich, are you kidding?

Wonder how the guy with the FF15 Victory … Snarf’s Shut Down sign feels about now?

A Chicago sandwich shop has fired all of its 20 staff over email just two days before Christmas."

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TrollSlayer

Jan-03-14 3:32 PM

wonderwhiner “clearly tool has no respect for Lucy orfolks that bag groceries and work two jobs to make ends meet”

Clearly wonderwhiner thinks firing Lucy is perfectly ok as long as you lefties can brag about that big raise for the remaining baggers, who will be dividing up her wages to get an additional $4 a week. Because when you can fudge the “jobs created” numbers it’s then all about scoring political points with the math-challenged undecideds, right Democrits? Derrrrr........

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TrollSlayer

Jan-03-14 3:13 PM

Thebudman, Barry Obamboozler says Hawaii is very nice this time of year. Didn’t you get his thank you note? Since your taxes paid the multi-MILLION dollar tab for his Hawaiian Holiday Family Extravaganza every year of the Obama Recession, every year he graciously sends a 40-page thank you note to every taxpayer. The IRS mails it for him, and you should be receiving it soon. Don’t forget to return it, along with your check, by April 15, because Barry Obamboozler already has luxury resort reservations and premium tee times in Hawaii for his 2014 Hawaiian Holiday Family Extravaganza...

OINK!

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TrollSlayer

Jan-03-14 3:06 PM

Chokingstalker “I'm a paid troll for the Adolph Santorine campaign.”

And I’m the Queen of Canada. OINK to meet you!

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TrollSlayer

Jan-03-14 3:04 PM

Chokingstalker “Why would I want to work for newspaper that is loosing [SIC] money???”

Mr. Nutting, maybe that editorial position you had in mind for the Choker isn’t the best fit. Maybe you have an opening in one of your Lavatory Maintenance or Broom Operations divisions?

OINK you very much!

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Thebudman

Jan-03-14 2:59 PM

Cayman's!!! Why not Hawaii?

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WVEXPAT

Jan-03-14 2:43 PM

Wonder, It's not the Bain Capitals of the world that offshore the biggest chunk of profits. It's Obama super friend's like GE & Apple.

From Bloomberg, "Offshore Cash Hoard Expands by $183 Billion at Companies"

GE has $108 Billion off shore and Apple had the largest year over year increase at 72.6%

I didn't see Bain on the Bloomberg or WSJ list!

Of course it wouldn't fit your agenda to acknowledge that Obama friendly corporations are the biggest off shore stashers!!

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WVEXPAT

Jan-03-14 2:22 PM

It's funny how 3 different posters brought up the "Caymans" in this and the poll thread!

Must've been one of the talking points of the week!! LOL

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dyingov

Jan-03-14 2:04 PM

wunder, So you blaming the Obomma economy for the largest increase in CEO pay! Do liberal progressive have any clue what they actually advocate for? Funny Stuff

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wonderwhy

Jan-03-14 12:37 PM

Since CEO's make 354% more than the 'average' worker, the lesser minimum wage doesn't even change this percentage. That's why fools like toolplayer, and his other silly ID's continue to look so foolish in today's world. Can you say Ditto head?

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wonderwhy

Jan-03-14 12:31 PM

clearly tool has no respect for Lucy orfolks that bag groceries and work two jobs to make ends meet. No wonderwhy there! You know, the laid off mill worker, since the Bain Capitals of the world sent the jobs over seas, and their dough to the Caymans. Yep, that's toolplayer for ya!

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TrollSlayer

Jan-03-14 11:58 AM

Oh, and by the way, Lucy, you’re fired. Because now that we have to pay the other baggers more, we can no longer afford as many baggers.

The rest of you baggers, work faster. Just because Lucy’s gone don’t think there are fewer groceries to bag. Somebody has to pick up the slack, and it sure ain’t gonna be the Government that made us give you those 10-cent raises...

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