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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4 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.

  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.

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