Southwest Florida Business Today: Business Owners Back Amendment 2 to Raise Minimum Wage

Southwest Florida Business Today, Oct 19, 2020

As early voting begins across Florida today, business owners and executives in the growing Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage coalition are supporting Amendment 2, which would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2026.

These business leaders say that raising the minimum wage will boost consumer spending, strengthen Florida’s workforce, and help businesses and the economy. They have signed the Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage Statement, saying, “Grocery workers, healthcare aides, cleaning staff, childcare workers and other Floridians are working at the $8.56 minimum wage or near it. We can’t build a shared recovery on a minimum wage that’s too low to live on.”

Who: Business owners and executives across Florida – from restaurants and retailers to manufacturers and service providers – are available to discuss their support for passing Amendment 2 to raise Florida’s minimum wage.

When: Today through the election. 

To schedule an interview: Contact Cat Ulrich at cat@emccommunications.com or (202) 630-7839.

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