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Businesses Large and Small Agree State of the Union Will Be Stronger With Minimum Wage Raise; Today’s minimum wage has same buying power as 1950; Executive Order setting $10.10 minimum wage for new federal contractors sets good example

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2014
Contact: Bob Keener, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org, 617-610-6766

Washington DC – From big brands like Costco, Dansko footwear, New Belgium Brewing and EILEEN FISHER to small businesses around the nation, business leaders say President Obama is right to call for raising the minimum wage in his State of the Union address.

EILEEN FISHER, New Belgium Brewing, UncommonGoods, Zingerman’s, Ace Hardware stores owner and Other Business Leaders Meet with U.S. Secretary of Labor on Increasing the Minimum Wage

Strong Business Support For Minimum Wage Hike in Advance of State of the Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2014
Contact: Bob Keener, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org, 617-610-6766

Washington DC – Business owners from across the country and a wide spectrum of industries met today with US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez to discuss the need for an increased minimum wage. Business leaders from EILEEN FISHER, New Belgium Brewing (CO), Zingerman’s (MI), Ace Hardware stores (DC and MD), InterMedia Partners (NY) and 16 other companies and business organizations participated in the roundtable. The President has signaled that he will feature his support for increasing the minimum wage in his State of the Union address on January 28, and business leaders say it's time for Congress to act.

Small Business Owners Support MA Minimum Wage Increase

For Immediate Release: November 19, 2013
Contact: Bob Keener, bob@businessforafairminimumwage.org, 617-610-6766

BOSTON – Business owners support Senate legislation to raise the Massachusetts minimum wage for the first time since 2008. They believe that gradually increasing the minimum wage from its current $8 per hour to $11 by 2016 and then adjusting it annually for inflation, would be good for business and the economy.

Large Majority Of Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase In New National Poll

Employers Across Political Spectrum Say Raise Would Boost Business and Help Economy

Contact: Bob Keener, 617-610-6766, bobkeener@businessforsharedprosperity.org

April 24, 2013, Washington, DC – In contrast to their conventional portrayal, small business owners overwhelmingly favor increasing the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25 an hour, according to a scientific national poll released today. The minimum wage was last increased in 2009.