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Florida Business Owners Say Minimum Wage Hike Will Help Economy

Contact: Cat Ulrich 
cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

Sept. 27, 2022— Florida’s minimum wage will increase from $10 to $11 an hour on Sept. 30 and business leaders across Florida are welcoming the raise, saying it will boost consumer spending and bolster local businesses. Florida’s minimum wage will continue to increase by $1 per year until it reaches $15 in 2026, followed by cost of living increases in subsequent years. 

July 24 Marks 13 Years With Federal Minimum Wage Stuck at $7.25; Business Owners Call for Action

Contact: Cat Ulrich
cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

July 20, 2022—With July 24 marking 13 years since the last federal minimum wage raise in 2009, business owners across the country are calling for the $7.25 federal minimum wage to be increased. This is the longest period without a raise since the federal minimum wage was enacted in 1938. The $7.25 minimum wage adds up to just $15,080 a year for full-time work.

Nebraska Business Owners Support Minimum Wage Increase as Raise the Wage Nebraska Submits Signatures for Ballot Initiative

CONTACT: Cat Ulrich
cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

July 7, 2022 —Nebraska business owners spoke today about the importance of raising the state’s minimum wage as Raise the Wage Nebraska submitted signatures to the Secretary of State for the ballot initiative to gradually raise the state minimum wage to $15 by 2026. Business leaders say raising the minimum wage will boost consumer buying power, strengthen workforces, and benefit businesses and the economy.

Business Leaders Welcome July 1 Minimum Wage Increases

Contact: Cat Ulrich
cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

June 29, 2022Business owners in Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Nevada and Oregon say the minimum wage increases taking effect July 1 will boost consumer buying power and strengthen local economies.

“With the federal minimum wage stuck at an abysmal $7.25 an hour, state increases are essential for workers, businesses and the economy,” said Holly Sklar, CEO of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. “Minimum wage increases make it more possible for workers to afford the basics and strengthen the consumer spending that businesses depend on.”

Business Leaders Join Lawmakers in Support of Legislation to Raise New York’s Minimum Wage

April 28, 2022—Today, New York business leaders joined Senate Labor Committee Chair Jessica Ramos, Assembly Labor Committee Chair Latoya Joyner, and community leaders in support of legislation to raise and index New York’s minimum wage so that it keeps up with the cost of living. New York business leaders say the newly amended bill, if passed, would boost consumer buying power, strengthen the workforce, and build a more resilient economy.

Business Leaders Say New Year Minimum Wage Hikes Will Boost Consumer Spending, Strengthen Recovery

Contact: Cat Ulrich
cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839 

Dec. 27, 2021—Twenty-one states are ringing in the new year with minimum wage increases. Another four states and the District of Columbia have raises scheduled later in 2022. Business owners across the country are speaking in support of the increases, saying they will boost consumer spending, improve employee retention and productivity, and help build a widely shared economic recovery.

In July, Delaware became the 10th state to enact a $15 minimum wage – joining California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. The first step in Delaware’s raise takes effect Jan. 1, 2022.

Florida Business Owners Say Minimum Wage Increase Will Boost Consumer Spending, Economy

Contact: Cat Ulrich
cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

September 29, 2021—Florida’s minimum wage will increase from $8.65 to $10 per hour on Sept. 30 as the first step under the $15 ballot initiative Amendment 2, which Florida voters resoundingly passed last fall. Business owners across Florida are applauding this raise, saying it will benefit businesses and the economy. Florida’s minimum wage will increase again, starting in 2022, by $1 per year until it reaches $15 in 2026. 

Businesses Call for Action as July 24 Marks 12 Years Since Last Federal Minimum Wage Increase

Contact: Cat Ulrich
cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

July 20, 2021—Business owners across the country are calling for the $7.25 federal minimum wage to be increased, as July 24 marks 12 years since the last federal minimum wage raise in 2009. This is the longest period without a raise since the federal minimum wage was enacted in 1938 to help workers and businesses recover from the Great Depression.

Business Owners Attend Bill Signing as Delaware Becomes 10th State to Enact $15 Minimum Wage

Contact: Cat Ulrich
cat@emccommunications.com, (202) 630-7839

July 19, 2021—Today, business owners in attendance and throughout Delaware applaud as Gov. John Carney signs Senate Bill 15, raising Delaware’s minimum wage from $9.25 currently to $15 by 2025, and making Delaware the 10th state to enact a $15 minimum wage. Business leaders say that raising the minimum wage will increase consumer spending, strengthen businesses and local workforces, and help build a stronger economy.