Minimum Wage

The current talking point is whether the federal government should raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans feel a sudden minimum wage hike would hurt most businesses, who would have to hire fewer employees and give existing workers fewer hours to absorb the costs, especially small and medium sized businesses with a small employee payroll budget.

FOR Democrats

The current goal of the democratic party is to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour and protect the overtime rule that ensures workers are compensated for holidays and extra hours.

LOBBYIST:

  • Company
  • University of Louisville
  • Auto Care Assn
  • Hardwood Federation
  • Trinity Industries
  • PPG Industries
  • National Assn of Manufacturers
  • National Fisheries Institute
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Printing Industries of America
  • AFL-CIO