Question of the Month: Do You Support a Minimum Wage of $15/Hour?

With the changing employment landscape in North America, some have raised the question of whether or not we should raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. With differing opinions between business leaders and politicians, we’d like to here from you. Let us know whether or not you support it and how the change would impact your workforce by participating in our two-part question of the month!

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11 Responses to Question of the Month: Do You Support a Minimum Wage of $15/Hour?

  1. Dan February 2, 2021 at 6:47 am #

    Absolutly not. Raising the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour now would be a disaster to an already depleted economy. Get the economy where it was during the last administration and then have the conversation.

    • Lorenza Zapata February 16, 2021 at 11:48 am #

      Who can live on $30,000 dollars a year? $15 per hour is not going to make anyone rich, but at least it will be an improvement. You try living on less than that. Without an increase to those that earn minimum wage, who’s economy is better? certainly not the minimum wagers. Even at$15 per hour they are living in poverty. It is only a disaster to those that want more for themselves. I say raise the minimum wage!

  2. Val M. Trask, Jr. February 2, 2021 at 10:36 am #

    Many small businesses will not be able to afford part time non manual labor positions.
    Such as clerks in retail, real estate, restaurant, and many other positions. Question??You can’t pay a clerk and a manager the same pay

    Here is a prime example in the largest home building market we have ever experienced.
    I tried to hire a contractor to do a $30,000. renovation on my home. Most wanted $40 to
    $60,000. So I located 5 different 1099 subcontractors and worked out a total for each project staying in my $30,000 budget. They are not paying their employee’s $15. per hr.
    No their employees are also 1099 subcontractors. Probably making less than $15 p/hr.

  3. Wilkop February 2, 2021 at 10:51 am #

    A federal minimum wage is ridiculous. Living costs and labor markets vary widely across the country. States already do this on their own and do not need the feds involved. Minimum wage decisions are best left to the states and/or cities.

  4. Larry E Steinberg February 2, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

    It would help so many people and would help our economy. People that make $15 an hour spend almost 100% of what they make.

  5. Mike Copeland February 16, 2021 at 7:19 am #

    Businesses will pay wages necessary to hire capable people. A $ 15.00 minimum wage will not increase an individuals ability. We should not create the circumstance where mediocrity pays the same as capability.

  6. RANDY February 16, 2021 at 8:34 am #

    I do not support a jump to $15 all in one time, I do support the increase over time to allow the rest of the economy to try and keep up, if you jump the min. wage all at one time you will finish what COVID started, crush small business.

  7. Cindy Barnhart February 16, 2021 at 8:38 am #

    I do not feel raising the minimum wage to $15 will be effective. This is a band-aid approach. For those individuals earning less than minimum wage, it will be a welcome change; however, the resulting side effects on consumer prices, small businesses and labor level decisions will not be in their favor.

  8. Brook February 16, 2021 at 8:42 am #

    Raising minimum wage raises the price of commodities and lowers our dollar value. In the end those on minimum wage end up making the same (value wise) and everyone else loses. Does not benefit anyone. Just another ploy to win votes.

  9. Kevin Page February 16, 2021 at 9:25 am #

    In NJ you can work at 14. Will anyone EVER hire a teenager again if you have to pay $15/hr.??

  10. Thomas Harbin February 16, 2021 at 12:12 pm #

    Yes

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