March 10, 2021


I gave my employees a $15 minimum wage. It didn’t destroy my business.

  • Raising the wages of my employees helped our business and the local economy.
  • Millions of Americans are living in poverty while working full time.
  • Congress must raise the minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour to ensure a swift economic recovery.
  • John Driscoll is the CEO of CareCentrix.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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We can afford to raise the minimum wage. As part of his administration’s bold COVID-19 relief package, President Joe Biden has promised to raise the federal minimum wage to $15

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Raising the minimum wage is good business | Opinion

By Michael O’Connor

I’m a small business owner, and I strongly support raising the minimum wage to $15. Paying employees wages they can live on is good business.

I own La Barberia, a full-service barbershop with locations in Philadelphia and Jenkintown. I know that if my employees aren’t happy, my customers won’t be happy.

It’s very important for us to have a stable staff without a lot of turnover. Customers count on seeing “their barber” when they come in. We don’t want barbers leaving to make 50 cents or $1 an hour more elsewhere.

The Pennsylvania and federal minimum wage

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Progressives urge White House to overrule top Senate official and include $15 minimum wage in COVID-19 relief bill

Progressive Democrats launched a last-minute campaign urging the White House to overrule a top Senate official who decided late Thursday night that a federal minimum wage increase could not be included in the coronavirus relief package.

The parliamentarian, the non-partisan Senate referee, determined that raising the pay floor from $7.25 an hour is not compliant with rules under the procedural tool that Democrats are using to pass the measure with a simple majority in both chambers and avoid a Senate filibuster by Republicans.

The finding by Elizabeth MacDonough

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Amid $15 minimum wage debate, small business owners and minimum wage workers divided

On any given weekday, more than a hundred children can be found skipping and cackling throughout the halls of the First Baptist Church of Umatilla, Florida. One of the services the church offers is a nonprofit child care facility and it is taken advantage of by many who live in this small Florida city that serves as the “Gateway” to the Ocala National Forest.

“Families need this to work,” explained

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