Help Stop the Largest Minimum Wage Hike in State History
Tell your legislator that another series of steep increases in the minimum wage are #Bad4CT:
How will SB 32 impact Connecticut?
- It Makes Doing Business in Connecticut Even More Costly: A minimum wage of $10.10/hr by 2017 would be the largest minimum wage increase in a four-year period in Connecticut history
- It Makes Connecticut Less Competitive: Most of our neighboring states have a minimum wage of $8 per hour or less.
- It Hits Small Businesses: 40% of all individuals earning the minimum wage are employed at businesses with fewer than 50 employees.
- It Does Not Help the Poor: According to census data, the majority of people living in poverty are NOT in the workforce – so an increase in the minimum wage can’t and won’t help.
- It Hurts Businesses: Even pro-minimum wage studies agree that raising the minimum wage results in a reduction in employee hours, reductions in benefits and training available to employees, automation, and higher prices.
- It Has a Long Term Impact: Connecticut’s teen unemployment rate is 23.2%. When businesses choose other places to locate, our young and entry-level workers will lose valuable first-job opportunities.
What you can do today:
- Submit testimony to the Labor Committee (Need help? Email CBIA’s Eric Gjede.)
- Write a letter to your legislator immediately (You can find a sample letter here and look up your legislator here)
- Call your legislator
- Subscribe to our Twitter list of Connecticut legislators and tell them SB 32 is #Bad4CT
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