For Immediate Release
Bob Keener, 617-610-6766, firstname.lastname@example.org
ASBC Statements in Support of Amazon’s Pledge to Raise its Starting Wage and Lobby for a Federal Minimum Wage Increase
WASHINGTON - In response to Amazon’s announcement that it will work with Congress to raise the federal minimum wage above its current rate of $7.25, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) released statements supporting the move.
"We applaud Amazon for its plan to work with Congress to raise the federal minimum wage above $7.25. Other large companies have raised their own wages, but Amazon stands out as a leader for committing to push Congress to raise the minimum wage for all employees in America. A strong minimum wage boosts consumer demand, which starts a virtuous cycle of economic growth," said Hammad Atassi, CEO of ASBC.
ASBC and Business for a Fair Minimum Wage have sign-on statements for businesses to show their support of a strong federal minimum wage. ASBC’s may be found here: http://bit.ly/2P6c3dk.
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