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Illinois Business Owners Applaud House Passage of $15 Minimum Wage and Call for Senate to Act

CONTACT: Erin Musgrave at or (530) 864-7014

Springfield, May 30, 2017 — Local business owners applauded the Illinois House of Representatives’ passage today of legislation gradually raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2022, and urge the Senate to act now to help businesses, communities and the economy thrive.

Business Owners to Testify in Support of $15 Minimum Wage at Baltimore City Council Hearing

 Erin Musgrave, 530-864-7014, or Bob Keener, 617-610-6766,
Baltimore, March 1, 2017 — Local business owners will testify today in support of gradually raising Baltimore’s minimum wage to $15 at a public hearing held by the Baltimore City Council. The proposed legislation would gradually increase Baltimore’s minimum wage to $15 by July 1, 2022 for businesses with more than 50 employees, and to $15 by 2026 for businesses with fewer than 50 workers.

New Year Minimum Wage Increases Will Benefit Businesses Across U.S.

Contact: Erin Musgrave, 530-864-7014,

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

Contact: Erin Musgrave, 530-864-7014,
Bob Keener, 617-610-6766,

Dec. 14, 2016 – Nineteen states will be raising their minimum wage to start the new year because of ballot measures and legislation passed in 2016 and previous years. This will boost consumer spending, lower employee turnover, and increase productivity and customer satisfaction for myriad businesses—providing a welcome boost to local economies.

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.