Not really, but people will call him all kinds of names for this.
Minimum-wage advocates will have an unlikely new ally come January: the chairman of the National Retail Federation.
The trade group, which has long railed against minimum-wage increases, is slated to name Container Store Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Kip Tindell to the chairman post next month. In an interview yesterday, Tindell said he’ll encourage members of the association to boost wages and rethink their opposition to legislation.
“I’m working, frankly, to get the NRF to maybe moderate its view on that,” he said. “It’s unbecoming to speak out against raising the minimum wage.”
I have no idea how anyone can afford to live on the US minimum wage of $7.25/hour.