From the Post-Dispatch:
Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, issued a statement calling the raises “clearly the result of years of organizing.” David Neumark, a professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine, thinks such claims are ridiculous. “Companies raise wages when labor markets start to tighten,” he said. “They are doing this because they need to. It doesn’t say anything about the minimum wage debate.”
 
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