As business owners and executives, we support raising the Massachusetts minimum wage to strengthen our economy. Massachusetts was a leader when it passed the nation’s first minimum wage in 1912. But our state minimum wage has been stuck since 2008 at $8 an hour – just $16,640 a year for health aides, childcare workers, cashiers, security guards and other minimum wage workers. With less buying power than it had in the 1960s, today’s minimum wage impoverishes working families and weakens the consumer demand at the heart of our economy.
Op-Ed By Holly Sklar
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As business owners and executives, we support raising the federal minimum wage to strengthen our economy.
Employers Across Political Spectrum Say Raise Would Boost Business and Help Economy
Extensive research refutes the claim that increasing the minimum wage causes increased unemployment and business closures.
Op-Ed by Margot Dorfman, CEO, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
By Ashley Lutz
Business Insider, March 6, 2013
Big-box warehouse store Costco is often compared with Walmart's Sam's Club. Both stores are places where people go to buy in bulk and save money.
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Washington DC – Business owners applauded the introduction today of legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time since 2009.
By Karen E. Klein and Nick Leiber
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, February 21, 2013
President Barack Obama’s recent proposal to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour by the end of 2015 has an unlikely ally: a sizable swath of America’s 6 million small employers.
Op-Ed by Darius Ross
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As a longtime businessman, I see a deficit in America that has received far too little attention. Thats the wage deficit experienced by growing numbers of Americans, with serious consequences for our economy.