Signers to date include • Costco • Eileen Fisher • Ben & Jerry's • Dansko footwear • New Belgium Brewing • Seventh Generation • Parnassus Investments • Organic Valley • Zingerman's • American Sustainable Business Council • Greater New York Chamber of Commerce • Main Street Alliance • ABC Home • National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Assoc. • Uncommon Goods • Equal Exchange • American Income Life • and hundreds more
As business owners and executives, we support raising the federal minimum wage to strengthen our economy. The minimum wage of $7.25 an hour amounts to just $15,080 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.