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Yost proposes $8.25 minimum wage

February 4, 2014

WHEELING — West Virginians earning the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour would make an extra $1 an hour by the summer of 2015 under legislation before the West Virginia Legislature. Sen....

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ProtectWV

Feb-05-14 11:44 AM

Interesting how they throw out these ideas right before an election - trying to pick up some votes??? I think your time is up Senator Yost. Many years in office producing nothing of value to your citizens. Everything is worse now than when you first took office. The results speak to your performance.

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RealConcernefCitizen

Feb-05-14 8:19 AM

the only chance this valley has is to get rid of this Liberal Dinosaur

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tromba99

Feb-04-14 11:33 AM

1. Yes, raising the minimum wage will cause people to not be hired and/or their hours to be cut. It is just simple economics. Their labor is not worth that wage to most employers. This happened when the federal minimum wage was increased the last time(not coincidentally just before the recession started)

2. None of these minimum wage increases have anything to do with the people actually earning minimum wage. It is about union contracts that are indexed to the minimum wage. When the minimum wage goes up, they automatically get a raise without having to negotiate anything. That is why this bill is being put forth by Jack Yost who lives in the pockets of the big unions.

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