With cities like Seattle implementing a $15 minimum wage, other cities are looking to follow suit. In the Sacramento region, there is a push to make the minimum wage $15 per hour, which will have a devastating effect on the local economy and result in business failure for many local restaurants.
Region Restaurants, a trade association of Region Business, is launching an aggressive campaign that is rallying local restaurants against the $15 per hour minimum wage initiative in Sacramento, CA.
“A City-specific $15 per hour minimum wage is a reckless proposal that will force restaurants, retail stores, grocery stores, and other businesses to close”. says Joshua Wood, Executive Director of Region Restaurants. “The proponents of this idea are intoxicated by a fringe ideology that could sink local cities into another recession while driving businesses to surrounding cities,”
The national debate and implementation of higher minimum wages is one that’s being talked about across the nation. Region Restaurants is dedicated to protecting the local food service industry’s interests in the greater Sacramento region. They are raising awareness about the damaging effects of this particular proposal and encouraging regional restaurants owners to get involved in the debate by joining the Region Restaurants coalition.
Region Restaurants is a trade association of Region Business for restaurants and other firms related to the restaurant industry. As the Sacramento region’s only local voice for the restaurant industry, it advocates for causes that help promote, protect and grow the industry. Region Restaurants successfully led the effort to get a $2 per hour Health Care Credit inserted into the City of Sacramento’s minimum wage ordinance. Additionally, it is leading the fight against the City of Davis’s soda tax and the fight at the ballot against the ‘Raise the Wage’ proposal to adopt a $15 per hour minimum wage in the City of Sacramento.
To learn more visit the website http://regionbusiness.org/regionrestaurants/
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