Minimum Wage Hikes Banned in Oklahoma Cities
Liberals need to learn a little economics and know that minimum wage hurts jobs. No one is forcing people to work.
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Republican Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Monday banning minimum wage and employee benefit increases in Oklahoma cities.
The bill declares “state preemption authority,” stipulating that “no municipality or other political subdivision of this state shall establish a mandatory minimum number of vacation or sick leave days, whether paid or unpaid, or a minimum wage rate which an employer would be required to pay or grant employees.”
The legislation passed amid efforts by a state attorney and labor union to collect 80,000 signatures on a petition calling for a $10.10 minimum wage instead of Oklahoma’s current level of $7.25. The petition mirrors President Obama’s proposal to raise the federal minimum wage.
Supporters of the bill highlight the typically impermanent, entry-level nature of minimum wage jobs and noted that a wage hike would eliminate many of these jobs while harming businesses.