One of the most common arguments against an increased minimum wage is that it’s not actually going to accomplish what it is purportedly setting out to do. That is, achieve more overall income for low wage workers. That’s because while the minimum wage may increase, the hours may decrease.
This is exactly what is reportedly happening at certain Target stores.
Last spring, the company announced its plan to boost minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020; but since implementation began, some workers are seeing a decrease in hours — so much so that they no longer qualify for benefits.