Op-Ed By Holly Sklar
Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune News Service, May 1, 2013, and American Forum. Placements include the Miami Herald, The Tennessean, Jackson Clarion Ledger, Lansing State Journal, Battle Creek Enquirer, Lexington Herald Leader, The Coloradoan, Iowa City Press Citizen, Burlington Free Press, Madison Capital Times, Macon Telegraph, many more.
We, the undersigned business owners and executives, support raising the federal minimum wage to strengthen our economy. The minimum wage of $7.25 an hour amounts to just $15,080 a year for health aides, childcare workers, cashiers, security guards and other minimum wage workers. With less buying power than it had in the 1960s, today’s minimum wage impoverishes working families and weakens the consumer demand at the heart of our economy.
Employers Across Political Spectrum Say Raise Would Boost Business and Help Economy
Extensive research refutes the claim that increasing the minimum wage causes increased unemployment and business closures.
Op-Ed by Margot Dorfman, CEO, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
By Ashley Lutz
Business Insider, March 6, 2013
Big-box warehouse store Costco is often compared with Walmart's Sam's Club. Both stores are places where people go to buy in bulk and save money.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2013
Contact: Bob Keener, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-610-6766
Washington DC – Business owners applauded the introduction today of legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time since 2009.
Nearly 400 signers to date include • Costco • Greater New York Chamber of Commerce • Eileen Fisher • ABC Home • BALCONY • Buffalo First! • ReThink Local (Hudson Valley) • American Sustainable Business Council • Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York • Uncommon Goods • Spectronics Corporation and many more
We, the undersigned business owners and executives, support proposals to raise New York’s inadequate minimum wage to benefit business, workers and our economy. With the Governor and leaders in both houses of the Legislature in favor of raising the wage, and the public strongly in support, now is the time for action to strengthen New York’s economy.
By Karen E. Klein and Nick Leiber
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, February 21, 2013
President Barack Obama’s recent proposal to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour by the end of 2015 has an unlikely ally: a sizable swath of America’s 6 million small employers.
Op-Ed by Darius Ross
Distributed by American Forum, Dec. 27, 2012. Known placements include Detroit News, Trenton Times, Montgomery Advertiser (AL), Atlanta Inquirer, Madison Capital Times, Times & Democrat (SC), Durham Herald Sun (NC), Asbury Park Press (NJ), La Prensa San Diego, Fall River Herald News (MA), North Dallas Gazette, many more
As a longtime businessman, I see a deficit in America that has received far too little attention. Thats the wage deficit experienced by growing numbers of Americans, with serious consequences for our economy.