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WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — For more than a decade, the federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25. With costs of living rising, some lawmakers are renewing a push to raise it, despite the tricky political environment.
Well-Paid Maids isn’t just the name of Aaron Seyedian’s company, it’s also his business philosophy.
“No matter what the business size is, it’s good business sense to pay a living wage,” Seyedian said.
He pays a starting wage of $23 an hour, which he says has had a number of benefits like less turnover and lower business costs.
“If you pay people enough to live on they’ll be happy working for you, they’ll do a better job, customers will be more satisfied with the end result,” Seyedian said.
That’s why he’s fighting to raise wages nationwide.
Now, lawmakers are renewing a push to raise the minimum wage with a bill that would gradually increase it to $17 by 2028. ...
“If you run a business in such a way that people can meet their basic needs, you’re going to have a better business,” Seyedian said.
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