Press Releases

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the minimum wage in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and Washington State, and are urging Congress to follow suit and raise the outdated federal minimum wage of $7.25, which comes to just $15,080 a year for full-time workers and undermines the consumer demand that businesses depend on.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

Business Owners Available to Comment on State Ballot Initiatives to Raise Minimum Wage as well as Need for Federal Increase

Aspen Skiing Company Latest Colorado Business to Sign Statement in Support of Amendment 70 to Raise the Minimum Wage

Hundreds of Colorado Business Owners Sign Statement in Support of Amendment 70 to Raise the Minimum Wage

Leading Manufacturers, Retailers and Advocates Launch Fair Pay Today Campaign to Support Raising Minimum Wage

Business Owners Call for Action as Seven-Year Anniversary of $7.25 Federal Minimum Wage Approaches

Business owners across the country want Congress to increase federal wage floor, saying a higher minimum will boost consumer demand, lower employer turnover, increase productivity and strengthen the economy

Businesses Across the Country to Benefit from July Minimum Wage Increases

DC Businesses Applaud Mayor Signing $15 Minimum Wage Bill into Law

Mayor Bowser will visit &pizza and sign $15 minimum wage bill into law, as additional Business for a Fair Minimum Wage members attend in support

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

Washington, D.C. June 27, 2016 — Washington D.C. business owners will be on hand today to support Mayor Muriel Bowser as she visits &pizza, a member of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, and signs the Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016.

Nashville Business Owner Named White House ‘Champion of Change’ for Fair Pay Advocacy

Passage of D.C. $15 Minimum Wage Will Boost Local Economy, Businesses

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

Washington, D.C. June 7, 2016 — Passage today of a bill gradually raising Washington, D.C.’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020 will bolster the economy and local businesses. The bill, which will adjust the minimum wage for the cost of living beginning in 2021, will create a more stable, productive workforce and increase the consumer buying power businesses rely on to thrive and create jobs. D.C’s minimum wage, now $10.50, is currently scheduled to increase to $11.50 in July.

Business owners supportive of a $15 minimum wage spoke out in favor of the bill’s passage.