Economists Refute Claims Of Campaign Targeted At $15 Minimum Wage Amendment

From WUSF, August 21, 2020

Florida’s minimum wage is $8.56, meaning a person working full time would make just under $18,000 a year. Workers making that amount say it’s not a livable wage. Now, Floridians have the chance to decide whether to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The proposal is on the November ballot. But a new campaign has emerged to stop the proposal from getting through.

Carol Dover heads the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. The group is behind the campaign, “Amendment 2 Hurts You”.

Read the entire story (including NCF Assistant Mark Paul’s commentary) here.

 


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