Members of the Platform Committee, I want to thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony regarding an increase in the minimum wage. My name is Frank Garvey, I’m an organizer with Time for a Raise, an advocacy project of Ralph Nader’s Center for Study of Responsive Law that advocates for a $15 minimum […]
Members of City Council, good morning. My name is Frank Garvey, I am an organizer with Time for a Raise, a project of the Center for Study of Responsive Law that advocates for a higher minimum wage at the federal, state and local level. I am glad to sit here today in favor of a […]
From the Washington Post: “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s proposal to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour passed a committee vote Wednesday, setting up a final series of votes on the measure by the D.C. Council this month. The council so far appears likely to keep intact the bulk of Bowser’s plan: […]
Whenever minimum wage increases are proposed on the state or federal level, business groups tend to fight them tooth and nail. But actual opposition may not be as united as the groups’ rhetoric might make it appear, according to internal research conducted by a leading consultant for state chambers of commerce. The survey of 1,000 […]
“Rather, we find that the fast-food industry could fully absorb these wage bill increases through a combination of turnover reductions; trend increases in sales growth; and modest annual price increases over the four-year period.” More available here.
From Reuters: “A deal has been reached to raise California’s minimum wage, Governor Jerry Brown said on Monday, adding to a wave of minimum wage increases at state level in the United States. In a brief statement, Brown described it as a “landmark deal” and said he would release details at a press conference later […]