From the Washington Free Beacon:

Lori Sanders, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute and herself a young mother, recalled working part-time at a children’s clothing store in college at age 20 to help support her son.

“It was very hard for our manager to dole out hours. We had a steep payroll cutoff and that was as many as we could have,” Sanders said. “And there were other single moms at the store as well, and so one of the things that is just a reality that the left doesn’t want to deal with is, when you talk about increasing the minimum wage, the number of those hours that are available goes down.”

“When you’re managing a work flow on a floor for a store with a set number of hours, the people that are going to be hurt are the ones who are inflexible, which are the ones who are probably single mothers.”

Featured Publications