Orlando Sentinel: New coalition of Florida businesses backs Amendment 2 to raise minimum wage to $15

By Caroline Glenn
Orlando Sentinel, Oct 23, 2020. Also Yahoo News

The debate over raising Florida’s minimum wage has largely pitted employers, who argue it would be too costly, against workers, who say they can’t live off the current $8.56 an hour. A newly formed coalition of Florida businesses that back Amendment 2 wants to change that narrative.

Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, which includes restaurants, manufacturers, hoteliers and clothing boutiques, was formed in the months before the Nov. 3 election when Floridians will decide on the amendment. If passed with 60% of the vote, it would gradually increase the minimum wage a $1 per year until it reaches $15 in 2026. ...

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