The Hill: Michael Lastoria: No matter how you slice it, raising minimum wage is good business

Op-Ed By Michael Lastoria
The Hill, July 9, 2019

This month, workers earning the minimum wage in Washington, D.C. got a 75-cent increase to their hourly wage, going from $13.25 to $14, and they’ll get to $15 next year. It’s an increase that’s long overdue. I say that as a business owner.

At &pizza, we pay well above the minimum wage. Higher wages have led to greater productivity, increased employee dedication and retention, and our team members, who we call our Tribe, finding a sense of pride in their work.

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Copyright 2019 Michael Lastoria

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