Orlando Business Journal: Here's where local business owners, groups stand on $15 minimum wage

By Ryan Lynch
Orlando Business Journal, Nov 3, 2020

The fight to raise Florida's minimum wage comes to a head on Election Day. ... The move comes as Orlando is the second-worst metro in Florida for minimum wage worker livability and 57th out of 75 of the most-populated U.S. cities, according to Salt Lake City-based Move.org. Only Miami was worse in Florida. ...

Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, a coalition of roughly 160 businesses that approve of the increase, includes a number of local businesses. ... [John] Morgan was among those business owners that signed on in support.

"Amendment 2 gradually increases the minimum wage over six years, starting next September," Milana Walter, business campaign manager for Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, said in a prepared statement. "That gives businesses time to adjust — and experience benefits such as increased consumer spending, lower employee turnover, reduced hiring and training costs, and increased productivity and customer satisfaction, as the raise phases in.” ...

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