WTVR-TV (CBS): Bill that would gradually raise Virginia's minimum wage to $15 hour passes House

By Vernon Freeman Jr.
WTVR-TV (CBS), Feb 11, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – A bill that would gradually raise Virginia's minimum hourly wage to $15.00 per hour, is one step closer to becoming state law. The Virginia House passed HB 395 along a party line vote Tuesday afternoon, 55-45. ...

However, other groups like, Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, applauded the House’s passage of the bill.

“Raising the minimum wage will boost the consumer spending that businesses need to survive and thrive,” said Alissa Barron-Menza, vice president of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. “In addition, when businesses pay their employees more adequate wages, they benefit from lower turnover, higher productivity and increased customer satisfaction. Today, lawmakers stood up for the economic well-being of every community across Virginia.” ...

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