Target raised wages to $15, but employees are now earning LESS

In a development that is shocking to NO ONE with at least an elementary understanding of economics, Target raised their wages, and employees got screwed.That’s because rather than simply earning more money per hour, their hours were slashed, and they ended up with even less money.

Whaaat wow no one could have predicted that except every single conservative:

wo years ago, Target (TGT) said it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by the end of 2020. The move won praise from labor advocates and put pressure on other companies to also move to $15.

But some store workers say the wage increases are not helping because their hours are falling, making it difficult to keep their health insurance and in some cases to pay their bills.
CNN Business interviewed 23 current and former Target employees in recent months, including department managers, who say hours have been scaled back even as Target has increased starting wages. Many of these workers say the cuts, which come as Target’s business is in its strongest position in more than a decade, have hurt them financially. CNN Business agreed to withhold the last names of several of the current employees and the city where their store is located so they could speak freely.

“I got that dollar raise but I’m getting $200 less in my paycheck,” said one, Heather, who started in November at a Florida store working around 40 hours a week. She’s now below 20 some weeks, she said. “I have no idea how I’m going to pay rent or buy food.”

This is like so many other liberal “solutions.” They swoop in, use the coercive power of the government to screw with the free market, then make a mess of things when people act accordingly. The worker gets constantly screwed. It is just remarkable how fact-free and resistant to reality liberals are when forcing their idiotic “solutions.”

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