New minimum wage laws in New York City and New York State took effect at the beginning of the year, and Gov. Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio were celebrating:
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) December 31, 2018
Thank you to the working people who took to the streets to fight for a long overdue raise for our city. $15 minimum wage is now the reality in New York City — and it's time to make it a reality nationwide. #RaiseTheWage pic.twitter.com/vd0DyNOZvk
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 16, 2019
How’s that working out in the Big Apple? Not unpredictably:
— IWF (@IWF) April 6, 2019
— New York Post (@nypost) March 31, 2019
Color us shocked!
You don’t say… https://t.co/c1xyhpP8dh
— NoOneOfConsequence (@StarDogCh4mpion) April 6, 2019
— Rogue Penguin (@Rogue_40) April 6, 2019
More from the New York Post:
The survey also said about a third of respondents will eliminate jobs and most will raise prices this year because of the new $15-an-hour law backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state officials, which took effect on Dec. 31, 2018.
A total of 76.5 percent of full-service restaurant respondents reduced employee hours, and 36 percent eliminated jobs in 2018, the survey said.
Also, 75 percent of limited-service restaurant respondents reported that they will reduce employee hours, and 53 percent will eliminate jobs in 2019 as a result of the wage increases, according to the survey.
If only somebody could have predicted that kind of thing.
If only there was some kind of science that could predict this kind of thing.
— Ken Schmidt (@buzzerama) April 6, 2019
Gah! I hate it when no one listens in the econ lectures!
— Anne (@revmormor) April 6, 2019
Who woulda thought?!?!? Wooooow nobody saw that coming. https://t.co/DaseajfBcJ
— Mark Eisenmann (@MarkEisenman) April 6, 2019
They’re from the government and they’re here to “help.”