Press Releases

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

Contact: Erin Musgrave, 530-864-7014, erin@erinmusgravecommunications.com
Bob Keener, 617-610-6766, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org

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minimum wage in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and Washington State, and are urging Congress to follow suit and raise the outdated federal minimum wage of $7.25, which comes to just $15,080 a year for full-time workers and undermines the consumer demand that businesses depend on.

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, erin@erinmusgravecommunications.com

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.

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

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

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.

Business Owners Testify in Support of $15 at D.C. Council Hearing on Minimum Wage Hike

CONTACT: Erin Musgrave, (530) 864-7014, erin@erinmusgravecommunications.com

Washington, D.C. May 26, 2016 — Local business owners testified today in support of raising Washington, D.C.’s minimum wage to $15 at the D.C. Council’s Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs hearing—the first public hearing on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposal to raise the District’s minimum wage.

SBA’s Small Business Owners of the Year Call for Federal Minimum Wage Hike

Owners named by the U.S. Small Business Administration as Louisiana and Maine’s 2016 Small Business People of the Year call on lawmakers to increase federal minimum wage to at least $12 by 2020

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

Washington, D.C., May 4, 2016 —The business owners named by the U.S. Small Business Administration as Louisiana and Maine’s 2016 Small Business People of the Year are calling on lawmakers to increase the federal minimum wage to at least $12 by 2020.

Business Owners Tell Congress Raising the Wage Makes Economic Sense

Business owners from across the country testified before the House Democratic Caucus today about the benefits of raising the federal minimum wage

Washington, DC, April 27, 2016—Today business owners from diverse states and industries testified before Congress about how businesses and the economy will benefit from raising the federal minimum wage.