On March 27, 2014 we challenged New Jersey AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech to defend his misleading rhetoric on the minimum wage.
In January 2014, New Jersey’s minimum wage was increased to $8.25 and set to rise automatically in the future. Proponents promised that “jobs won’t be lost” and that the cost “will be all but invisible.” EPI surveyed nearly 250 affected businesses during a one-month period spanning December 2013 and January 2014, to find out if this was true.
- Working Families United for New Jersey
- New Jersey Main Street Alliance
- NJPP President Gordon MacInnes
- Restaurant, Wrightstown, NJ
- Restaurant, Trenton, NJ
- Food Market, West New York, NJ
- Restaurant, Old Bridge, NJ
- Retail Store, Oakland, NJ
- Retail Store, Newark, NJ
- Seasonal Business, Denville, NJ