Washington Post: Florida votes to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

By Eli Rosenberg
Washington Post, Nov 4, 2020

Florida voters approved an amendment Tuesday to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour over the coming years. ...

Scott Fuhrman, the owner of Lakewood Organic, a juice company in Miami that employs about 100 people, said that he supported the measure, after seeing the change in his workers when he increased hourly wages at his company to $15 a couple of years ago.

“We saw an immediate reduction in errors and turnover to some extent,” Fuhrman said. “It’s not just ethically right, it’s necessary to help our economy get out of this current malaise that we’re in, this economic catastrophe. We have to put more money into the pockets of the people who are going to go spend it.” ...

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