Press Releases

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, (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.

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

Contact: Cat Ulrich, (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, (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, (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.

Delaware Business Owners Applaud General Assembly for Passing $15 Minimum Wage

Contact: Cat Ulrich, (202) 630-7839

June 17, 2021—Today, Delaware business owners applaud the House of Representatives for passing Senate Bill 15 to raise the state minimum wage to $15 by 2025 and urge Gov. John Carney to quickly sign it into law. Business leaders say that raising the minimum wage will increase consumer spending, strengthen businesses and local workforces, and help build a stronger economy.

Business Owners Call for $15 Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Alongside Gov. Wolf, State Legislators

Contact: Cat Ulrich, (202) 630-7839

May 26, 2021—Today, Lancaster business owners joined Governor Wolf in calling on state lawmakers to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. Peter Barber, CEO of Two Dudes Painting Company, a residential and commercial painting company, and Jennie Groff, CEO of Stroopies, Inc., a stroopwafel maker and retailer, joined Gov. Tom Wolf, Reps. Patty Kim and P. Michael Sturla, and other advocates at a press conference in support of raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $15 by 2027.

Business Leaders Join Lawmakers to Support Raising Delaware’s Minimum Wage to $15 by 2025

Contact: Cat Ulrich, (202) 630-7839

March 8, 2021—Today, Courtney Sunborn, owner of a residential and commercial cleaning service in Lewes, Del., and Alissa Barron-Menza, Vice President of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, joined Sen. Jack Walsh, Rep. Gerald Brady, and community advocates at a press conference in support of legislation to raise Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 by 2025. Business leaders say raising the minimum wage will boost consumer spending, strengthen the workforce and help build a shared economic recovery.

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

Contact: Cat Ulrich, (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.