Union PR firm, Seattle mayor coordinated on pro-$15 minimum wage Berkeley study

Demonrats still think they are above the law.  Now there’s your collusion. Some newly published emails shows that the Seattle mayor’s office coordinated with academics and a union public relations firm to rush a study purporting to downplay job and wage losses associated with a $15 minimum wage.

Demonrat mayor, Ed Murray,  turned to the University of California, Berkeley, to rush a study alleging that the city’s $15 minimum wage legislation benefitted the economy to counter a forthcoming study from the University of Washington that found that the massive wage hike cost low-skilled and entry-level workers $179 a month. The mayor’s office asked Berkeley economist Michael Reich to remove any reference to the Washington study to prevent it from receiving exposure.

Isn’t that enough reason to remove that dumb ass mayor from office?

“Leave the critique of the UW study until later,” mayoral staffer Carlo Caldirola-Davis said in an email obtained through a public records request from the pro-free market think tank Employment Policies Institute. “The release still calls out the UW study. Don’t want your positive news to serve as a teaser for the UW study.”

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Reich’s study compared Seattle’s food service economy to a “synthetic” control group of other Washington State and out-of-state cities, as wages increased to $13 an hour in 2016 as part of an ordinance that will eventually raise the minimum wage to $15. It concluded that “wages in food services did increase—indicating the policy achieved its goal” and that “employment in food service, however, was not affected.”

The paper removed any mention of the forthcoming University of Washington study, which found the decline in wages as the city raised wages to $13 an hour. The Berkeley study only mentioned two 2016 studies from the University of Washington that found that a “significant increase” in wages in 2015, which researchers credited to the wage hike and a boom economy in the city.



  1. janice

    Exposure, Exposure, Exposure! Exposure Of Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray In Scandal Of Sex Abuse Of Boy’s, Filing’s Of Paper’s Found In The State Of Oregon! Now This? He Wanted What Omitted From What? To Begin With University Of Berkeley, CA., Isn’t WA. State! So What Does Murray Think He’s Trying To Pull Off? Huh? A Doctoring Of Studies Of Sort’s, Out Of Sort’s? Isn’t University Of Berkeley,CA., Where They Have Smoked Pot For Year’s And Year’s? Oh…..That’s Right It Was Never Inhaled; And It’s Legalized Now To The Point Of No Return! A Hallucinogenic Of The No Brain’s Of Sort’s, Out Of Sort’s! Is That The Reason Odummer Made So Many Visit’s To Seattle, WA., To See Mayor Murray? Conclusion, Collusion To Collusion’s, Folk’s! Impeach Murray, Kick Him Out Of Office!

  2. janice

    And Just How Many Filed For The Election To Office Of Mayor Of Seattle? Any Secret Scandal’s, That The Voter’s Don’t Know About?

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