Save Attractions Industry Jobs
Help Us Save Attractions Industry Jobs
On July 18th, the House passed the Raise the Wage Act (H.R 582), a bill to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next six years, by a margin of 231-199. H.R 582 currently awaits action in the Senate. Similar legislation has been introduced in the Senate (S. 150). Many jobs in the attractions industry provide an opportunity for high school and college students to learn life-long lessons that prepare them for their futures. An across the board $15 minimum wage would put these jobs at risk.
Earlier this year, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a study that revealed 1.3 million Americans would lose their job if a $15 minimum wage is enacted at the federal level. Some commentators have even estimated that this projection is low and that more jobs could be lost with a $15 federally mandated minimum wage.
The legislation may be well-intentioned, but the result would have a chilling effect on the opportunities and growth of our industry. Take a moment to tell your Senators that they should oppose this legislation and save the 1.3 million jobs projected to be lost, many of which could be in the attractions industry.