Press Releases

Business Owners Speak in Support of New $15 Federal Minimum Wage Bill

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

Midwest business owner joins House and Senate leaders today to introduce the Raise the Wage Act; business leaders across the country also voice support for raising the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025

Jan. 26, 2021— Mike Draper, owner of Raygun LLC, a clothing, home goods and printing company headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, joins House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03), incoming Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA), incoming Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) on a press call today in support of the Raise the Wage Act of 2021.

Florida Business Owners Applaud Amendment 2 Win to Raise Minimum Wage

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

Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage coalition supported nation’s first passage of $15 minimum wage by ballot initiative

Nov. 3, 2020, Miami — Business owners across Florida are celebrating the passage of Amendment 2, saying raising the minimum wage will boost consumer spending, strengthen Florida’s workforce and help the economy. Amendment 2 will gradually raise the state minimum wage, starting in Sept. 2021, to $15 by 2026.

Media Avail: Business Owners Support Amendment 2 to Raise Minimum Wage

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

With polls closing today, business owners across Florida are available to talk about why they support raising the state minimum wage

Nov. 3, 2020 — This Election Day, business leaders in the growing Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage coalition are speaking out in favor of Amendment 2, which would gradually raise the state minimum wage to $15 by 2026.

Florida Business Coalition Backing Amendment 2 Grows to More Than 150 Businesses as Voters Head to Polls

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

Oct. 29, 2020, Miami — A growing coalition of more than 150 business owners across Florida is calling for passage of Amendment 2, which would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2026. Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, which includes restaurants, retail, manufacturers, tourism, personal services, construction, and more, says minimum wage increases will boost consumer spending, strengthen Florida’s workforce and help the economy.

New Florida Coalition of Business Owners Backing Amendment 2 Releases Statement Making Business Case for Raising Minimum Wage

Growing Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage coalition has over 100 inaugural supporters – from pizza places to Legacy Vacation Resorts

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

Oct. 12, 2020, Miami — A new coalition of Florida business owners and executives – from retailers, manufacturers and cleaning companies to realtors, resorts and restaurants – released a statement today supporting Amendment 2, which would gradually raise the minimum wage, starting in Sept. 2021, to $15 by 2026. Business leaders, who continue to sign on daily, say it will boost consumer spending, strengthen Florida’s workforce and help the economy.

Business Owners Say July 1 Minimum Wage Increases will Help with Economic Recovery

Contact: Erin Musgrave
erin@emcstrategies.com, (530) 864-7014 

June 29, 2020—Business owners in Illinois, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, D.C. say the minimum wage increases taking effect July 1 will give workers more buying power at a crucial time, as months of lockdowns and low consumer spending have taken a brutal toll on the economy. Illinois is increasing to $10 per hour in another step toward a $15 minimum wage by 2025, while Washington, D.C. is reaching $15 on July 1.

Virginia Business Owners Back $15 Minimum Wage

Contact: Erin Musgrave, 530-864-7014, erin@emcstrategies.com

Business for a Fair Minimum Wage and the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce announce support for statewide $15 minimum wage

Jan. 21, 2020, Richmond, VA—Business leaders are showing their support for phasing in a $15 statewide minimum wage, citing numerous business benefits a higher minimum wage would have for businesses and the state economy.

New Year Minimum Wage Hikes Boost Business

Contact: Erin Musgrave
erin@emcstrategies.com, 530-864-7014

Dec. 20, 2019 – Twenty-one states are kicking off the new year by raising their minimum wage, and business owners are speaking out in support. Business leaders say the increases taking effect on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 will boost consumer spending, reduce costly employee turnover, increase productivity and customer satisfaction, and strengthen local economies.

Business Owners Applaud House Passage of $15 Federal Minimum Wage Bill

CONTACT: Erin Musgrave, erin@emcstrategies.com, (530) 864-7014
Bob Keener, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org, (617) 610-6766

July 18, 2019—Business owners across the country applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Raise the Wage Act today, which would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. About 1,000 business organizations and owners – and counting - nationwide have signed a Business for a Fair Minimum Wage statement supporting gradually raising the federal minimum wage to $15 because it will increase consumer buying power, foster a more stable productive workforce, and strengthen local businesses and communities.