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61% Of Small Businesses Support $10.10 Federal Minimum Wage In New National Poll

Employers Are Less Partisan than Congress, Saying that Higher Minimum Wage Would Boost Consumer Demand, Reduce Turnover, Increase Productivity and Improve Customer Satisfaction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10, 2014
CONTACT: Bob Keener, 617-610-6766, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org

Washington, DC – Small business owners with employees strongly favor raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 and adjusting it to keep up with the cost of living in future years, according to a scientific national opinion poll released today. Small business owners are considerably less partisan than Congress in weighing the issue. The federal minimum wage has been set at $7.25 an hour since it was last increased five years ago in July 2009.

A striking 61% of small business employers support increasing the federal minimum wage in three stages over two and a half years, and then adjusting it annually to keep pace with the cost of living.

Business Leaders Attend Minimum Wage Bill Signing Giving Mass. Nation’s Highest State Minimum Wage, Call Raise Much Needed Boost for State’s Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2014
CONTACT: Bob Keener, 617-610-6766, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org

BOSTON, MA – Business owners and executives from  Business for a Fair Minimum Wage will be at the State House as Governor Patrick signs the bill giving Massachusetts the nation’s highest state minimum wage. The new law will raise the minimum wage gradually from $8 to $11 by January 2017.

Business Leaders Praise Passage of MA Minimum Wage Increase Today as a Boost to State’s Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2014
CONTACT: Bob Keener, 617-610-6766, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org

BOSTON, MA – Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, a Boston-based network of business owners, executives, and business groups, released a statement supporting the minimum wage increase passed by the MA House today. The bill will raise the minimum wage gradually from $8 to $11. A minimum wage increase was passed last week by the MA Senate.

Business Leaders Say Senators Hurt Business and Economy By Blocking Minimum Wage Raise Today

CONTACT: Bob Keener,617-610-6766, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org

WASHINGTON DC, April 30, 2014 – Today, Senators who voted against advancing a bill to raise the minimum wage were not reflecting the views of the American people who polls show strongly support a raise nor the views of businesses large and small across the country that have expressed strong support for an increase.

Business Owners Applaud Maryland House Passage of Minimum Wage Raise

CONTACT: Bob Keener, 617-610-6766, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org

Annapolis, March 7, 2014 – Leaders of Maryland businesses and business organizations applaud the House of Delegates for passing a minimum wage raise and encourage the Senate to follow suit. “Raising Maryland’s minimum wage makes good business sense,” more than 175 Maryland businesses and business organizations say in the Maryland Business for a Fair Minimum Wage statement.