San Jose Business Begins to See the Positive Minimum Wage Light

via CBS San Francisco go to link below for full story:

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — San Jose’s minimum wage officially rose to $10 an hour on Monday and business people who once opposed it now see it as a way to boost worker productivity and profits, a business leader said.   Measure D passed in November with almost 60 percent voter support and took effect Monday, giving full-time minimum wage workers about $250 extra income a month.   San Jose businesses now want to raise awareness with customers to spend their money in San Jose for ethical reasons and support a local economy that pays low-wage employees more, Knies said.   After the election,[Scott] Knies said the [San Jose Downtown Association ] worked with the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council, a worker group that campaigned in favor of Measure D, to launch a local business promotion called “Earn ‘n Spend in San Jose.”

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