Seattle Brags About Wage Hike for App Workers – Scrambles to Fix One Major Mistake

In recent years, we’ve seen how blue cities pushed more and more progressive policies. They have bragged about how “successful” they’ve been to implement massive changes. But, it hasn’t taken long to see many of these decisions blow up in their collective faces.

Legalizing drugs has led to rampant addiction, DUIs, and homelessness. Criminal justice “reform” has produced a major crime epidemic in big cities.

One blue city passed a law that was supposed to help workers. Yet, once again, Democrats show they understand little of how our economy works. The major push resulted in a massive setback for working Americans. Now, the city is frantically trying to backtrack.

The Seattle City Council has voted to amend a recent law designed to ensure a minimum wage for app-based workers in the city.

The law, which went into effect last January, required delivery workers to earn $26.40 per hour plus mileage before tips. However, many workers have complained that the law’s intentions have backfired, resulting in fewer customers placing orders due to increased labor costs, according to KOMO News.

In response, the Seattle City Council committee has voted to revise the current law, reducing the minimum wage to $20 per hour plus 35 cents per mile. The revised law must now go before the full council for a vote before it can officially go into effect. Initially scheduled for a vote on May 28, the decision has been delayed and remains controversial. [Source: The Post Millennial]

Lol, wow, what a shocker. Seattle hiked the minimum wage for app-based workers, such as delivery drivers. However, the massive rise in wages resulted in higher costs for customers. So, big surprise, fewer people ordered food on Uber Eats, etc.

Workers saw their deliveries slashed to—at most—one delivery a day. Nobody can live off that kind of frequency. As usual, Democrats meddling in our economy hurt the very people they claimed to help. So, the city is trying to roll back the measure by lowering the minimum wage.

It is unknown if that will help. Once a certain idea sets into a customer’s mind, it’s hard to reverse it. These apps might have lost regular customers permanently until bigger changes happen to the economy.

We’ve seen this pattern before. California jacked up the minimum wage for fast-food restaurant workers. As a result, hundreds of restaurants closed, putting thousands out of work. These socialist moves only hurt Americans, yet Democrats keep pushing them.

All so they can brag during election time that they are “helping” the working man. Mmm, not really.

Author: Kit Fargo


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