You mention minimum wage. Are you aware that twenty red states now (Ohio put this into law on 12.9.16) have a law that repeals state minimum wage laws that are above the federal floor of $7.25 an hour, reduce the minimum wages for young people and tipped workers, weaken overtime compensation, and block local governments from passing bills that increase pay to a living wage? This was part of the ‘bathroom law’ in NC. Another ALEC law blocks cities from enacting paid sick days. That law currently is in Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Mississippi.
The same anti-worker, anti-consumer laws creep from red state to red state. Watch for them to become federal law since Republicans are in control.