BFMW In the News
Op-Ed By Veronica Menin and Diego Tosoni, Owners, Love Life Cafe
... With fair pay, employees are happier, healthier and more productive, which is exactly why the passage of amendment No. 2 is good news for Florida’s businesses. ...
By Kimberly Adams
Marketplace Morning Report, Nov 9, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States, and change in the White House comes with changes to the business plans of companies large and small. ...
Health care costs are also on the mind of Adam Orman, co-owner of L’Oca d’Oro Restaurant in Austin, Texas. But he’s looking forward to the Biden administration.
“A public option would change the way that we are providing health care for sure,” he said.
By Holly Petre
Nation's Restaurant News, Nov 9, 2020. Also in Restaurant Hospitality.
Florida last week joined the eight states and the District of Columbia as jurisdictions moving toward a $15 per hour minimum wage.
The Florida Channel, Capitol Update, Nov 6, 2020
... Voters approved four of the six proposed Constitutional Amendments on the ballot, including one that will gradually increase Florida’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. ...
Destiney Burt reporting on minimum wage includes on site interview with Fadi Dib, Owner of Cali's Beauty Supply in Tallahassee. Also John Morgan.
Minimum Wage segment starts at 12:55:
By Luke Torrance
Tampa Bay Business Journal, Nov 5, 2020
While the country awaits the outcome of the presidential election, Florida business owners are already starting to prepare for an increased minimum wage, which was approved by the state’s voters on Tuesday. ...
Several Tampa Bay small businesses said they thought the wage increase would lead to more spending money that would be invested back into the community.
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.
By Aarthi Swaminathan
Yahoo Money, Nov 4, 2020
Florida voted on Tuesday to increase its minimum hourly wage to $15, adding fuel to a growing national movement that aims to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour. ...
“We are so excited that Floridians did the right thing, and voted for our economy,” Kristine Ownley and Leigh Anne Balzekas, co-owners of the Tampa-based The Disco Dolls Studio, told Yahoo Finance.
By Cooper Levey-Baker
Sarasota Magazine, Nov 4, 2020
Supporters of Amendment 2, the effort to change the Florida constitution to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15, needed to earn more than 60 percent approval from the state’s voters on Tuesday, and they did it ...
By Sam Bloch
The Counter, Nov 4, 2020
... When Florida voted to re-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday, it also achieved a long-sought victory for labor unions, low-wage workers, and even some small-business owners: Voters in the Sunshine State passed an amendment to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour. ...
By Chabeli Carrazana
The 19th, Nov 3, 2020
In a year of unprecedented job loss for the nation’s low-wage workforce, Floridians voted to offer some relief in the form of a pay raise.
A constitutional amendment on the ballot to raise Florida’s hourly minimum wage from $8.56 today to $15 in 2026 passed with 61 percent of the vote ...
Other businesses say paying workers above minimum wage has other benefits, including improved retention rates and productivity.
By Daniel Villarreal
Newsweek, Nov 3, 2020
Florida just became the eighth U.S. state to raise its minimum wage to $15, thanks to the passage of Amendment 2. ...
California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York have all passed various legislation to raise their minimum wages to $15. All of the plans, like Florida's involve a gradual phasing in of the increased wage.
By McKenna Schueler
Orlando Weekly, Nov 3, 2020. Also in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay
Florida’s Amendment 2 – aka the $15 Minimum Wage Initiative – has passed with more than 60 percent voter approval in a major victory for Florida’s low-wage workers. ...
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. ...
By McKenna Schueler
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Nov 2, 2020
As Election Day arrives, a growing coalition of Florida business owners and executives—dubbed Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage—are calling for the passage of Florida’s Amendment 2.