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$15 Minimum Wage Will Cost Jobs and Slow Recovery
The priority for the 2021 Session should be to help Delaware businesses and workers recover from the impact of COVID-19. Despite what employers and workers have been through, a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026—which would amount to a 61.6% increase—has passed in the Senate and now will be heard in the House. 

The unintended consequences of raising the minimum wage have already been seen in New York, San Francisco, and Illinois. In San Francisco and New York, the restaurant industry has been hit especially hard by the measure, with many businesses raising prices (and losing customers), cutting hours, reducing staff, and some even filing for bankruptcy. When New York City’s minimum wage was raised to $15 per hour, there was an overall decline in restaurant workers, despite total employment increasing by more than 163,000 workers in the city.

Please write and call your state representative within the next 24 hours to tell them to VOTE NO on minimum wage (SB 15).

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