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With Seattle making headlines for its push towards a $15 minimum wage and another round of fast-food strikes calling for the same next week (including local actions on May 15), we’d like to check the pulse of local attitudes towards doing something similar.

Years ago the Greensboro Raise the Wage campaign fought for similar ends unsuccessfully. Is it time for Winston-Salem, High Point or Greensboro to consider raising the minimum wage, either citywide or for municipal workers? To clarify, the question doesn’t necessarily refer to the $15 mark called for by fast-food workers, just an increase over the federal minimum.

Leave comments and tell us why. We’ll print the results and our thoughts in the next print issue of Triad City Beat!


  1. Low skilled workers are disproportionately hurt by the disemployment effects of wage floors. Minimum wage laws may only have a small effect on net unemployment, but the effects to low skilled and low productivity workers can be devastating. Another case of unintended consequences damaging thise they are most intended to help.

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