Business Owners for a Higher Minimum Wage? Say It Isn’t So

In a July 23rd  press release, a group calling itself “Business for a Fair Minimum Wage” calls for a three step increase in the Federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 per hour to $9.80 per hour by 2014 and then to index the rate to inflation beyond 2014.  Before laying out the case against a minimum wage and specifically a Federal minimum wage, it is instructive to look at the businesses who are ” signatories” to the call for “fair” (which means ever higher) minimum wages.

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