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FIGHT FOR $15 LOSES STEAM

The Fight For $15 Loses Steam

Last week, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh vetoed legislation to create a $15 minimum wage in the city. On the other side of the country, the City Council in Flagstaff, Arizona, took the rare step of rolling back a planned increase to $12 this summer.

In both cities, the relevant decision makers were heavily-influenced by real stories of minimum wage harm, from the small businesses, nonprofits, and employees who are the real Faces of $15.

This morning, Employment Policies Institute’s managing director, Michael Saltsman, appeared on Fox Business’ “Mornings With Maria” to describe some of these stories, and explain what happened in Baltimore and Flagstaff.