Press Releases

Pennsylvania Business Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Raise the Minimum Wage

Businesses Welcome July 1 Minimum Wage Increases

Business Owners Urge Governor to Sign Illinois $15 Minimum Wage Bill

 Erin Musgrave, (530) 864-7014, [email protected]

Chicago, IL, June 9, 2017 – Today Chicagoland business owner David Borris, owner of Hel’s Kitchen Catering, urged Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign recently-passed legislation gradually raising the state’s minimum wage to $15. Borris joined State Rep. Will Guzzardi and State Sen. Omar Aquino at a press conference supporting the bill that the Illinois General Assembly passed last week.

Illinois Business Owners Applaud Senate Passage of $15 Minimum Wage, Call for Governor to Sign

Illinois Business Owners Applaud House Passage of $15 Minimum Wage and Call for Senate to Act

Baltimore Business Owners Applaud City Council Passage of $15 Minimum Wage

CONTACT: Erin Musgrave at [email protected] or 530-864-7014

Local business owners urge Mayor Catherine Pugh to sign bill gradually raising Baltimore’s minimum wage to $15; they are available for interviews upon request

Baltimore, March 20, 2017 — Local business owners applauded the City Council’s passage today of legislation gradually raising Baltimore’s minimum wage to $15 by July 1, 2022 for businesses with 50 or more employees, and to $15 by 2026 for businesses with fewer than 50 workers.

Maryland Business Leaders Support $15 Minimum Wage Bill Before Senate

CONTACT: Erin Musgrave at [email protected] or 530-864-7014

Annapolis, March 15, 2017 — Maryland business leaders submitted testimony supporting legislation the Senate Finance Committee is considering today, which would raise the state’s minimum wage to $15.

The proposed legislation, SB 962, would gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2022 for businesses with 26 or more employees, and to $15 by 2023 for businesses with 25 or fewer employees.

Maryland Business Leaders Testify Before House of Delegates in Support of $15 Minimum Wage

Business Owners to Testify in Support of $15 Minimum Wage at Baltimore City Council Hearing

New Year Minimum Wage Increases Will Benefit Businesses Across U.S.

Contact: Erin Musgrave, 530-864-7014, [email protected]

Dec. 22, 2016 – Business leaders across the country are speaking out in support of minimum wage increases taking effect on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 because of the many economic benefits associated with a higher wage floor. Nineteen states will be kicking off the new year by raising their minimum wages because of ballot measures or legislation passed in 2016 and previous years. Three additional states and the District of Columbia have scheduled increases or an annual cost of living adjustment coming in July 2017.

Business Owners Supportive of Minimum Wage Hikes Available to Comment on New Year’s Increases

Store of the Year Winner Cambridge Naturals Raises Starting Pay to $15

December 13, 2016 – Cambridge Naturals, an award-winning family-owned retailer in Cambridge, MA, will increase its starting hourly wage from $13 to $15, effective December 19. While the company already pays above the state minimum wage and the retail industry average, the new $15 wage floor will be in line with the higher standard for a living wage in the city of Cambridge. In addition, Cambridge Naturals already provides 100% medical and dental insurance coverage to all full-time employees.

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Deputy Secretary Chris Lu Join Fast Growing &pizza to Call for Raising Minimum Wage

Business Owners Applaud State Minimum Wage Victories and Call for Federal Increase

Contact: Erin Musgrave, 530-864-7014, [email protected]
Bob Keener, 617-610-6766, [email protected]

Business owners quoted below, and many others around the country, available for interviews

Nov. 8, 2016 – Business leaders are applauding passage of ballot initiatives raising the minimum wage in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and Washington State, and are urging Congress to follow suit and raise the outdated federal minimum wage of $7.25, which comes to just $15,080 a year for full-time workers and undermines the consumer demand that businesses depend on.

Colorado Business Owners Applaud Passage of Amendment 70 to Raise Minimum Wage