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By Danielle Church
WGRZ 2 NBC, Buffalo, April 14, 2023

Inflation has been raising the prices of just about everything except salaries. 

On Friday, 50 small businesses in Buffalo advocated for raising the minimum wage, but they're part of more than 300 across the state making the request. ...

Small business owners who already pay their employees above minimum wage say it's both a benefit to the employee as well as the business. 

"Our employee turnover is very low, so we save money and time by not having to train new people, and our employees get to know our customers," said Aaron Bartley, owner of Fitz Books and Waffles.

"When workers earn more, our customers have more spending money, and local businesses like mine do better. Minimum wage increases go back into the communities and the economy." ...

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