No State Has Ever Passed a Constitutional Mandate Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour
COVID-19 shuttered businesses and increased unemployment....
Now is not the time to Raise Florida's Minimum Wage
Part 1: Jobs, Economy, and Education
Part 2: Cost of Living for Seniors and Families
October 30: 11:00 a.m.-12 p.m.
Part 3: Equality of Opportunity
What is Amendment 2, and why is it bad for Florida?
If passed, this amendment would make Florida the first and only state in the nation with a $15 an hour mandate in its state constitution, ensuring jobs lost
due to the pandemic will not return, and businesses already devastated by the effects of the virus may never bounce back. This will slow Florida’s
economic recovery and hurt the very people the special interest behind this scam claims it helps.
America’s largest personal injury trial law firm – the same one looking to capitalize on the COVID-19 pandemic by suing small businesses – has spent millions to put Amendment 2, mandating a $15 minimum wage, on the November ballot. With local businesses struggling and not able to reopen due
to COVID-19, along with hundreds of thousands of Floridians out of work, now is not the time to mandate Florida’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Who Does Amendment 2 Affect the Most?
Seniors and Working Families on a Fixed Income:
Amendment 2 is effectively a tax increase; driving up inflation and dramatically increasing the cost of living, forcing seniors and working families to pay more
for necessities like food, clothing and haircuts.
Florida’s #1 Industry – Tourism:
During COVID-19, tourism-related businesses were forced to lay off an average of 73% of their workforce over a three-week period. With many attractions,
hotels and restaurants forced to operate at limited capacities, these jobs will be significantly impacted by the Amendment 2 mandate.
Minimum wage sets a productivity standard that forces businesses to shift their workforce to more experienced workers. This will leave fewer jobs for entry-level
workers leading to a decrease in job training and opportunities for students and those looking to re-enter the workforce.
Part-Time Wage Earners:
Amendment 2 would cause a rapid expansion of job automation – killing jobs. Part-time wage earners will see a dramatic reduction in paid hours and benefits as
many businesses move operations to neighboring states for experienced labor at a more competitive rate.
Join the Fight Against the Job-Killing $15 Minimum Wage Mandate
Stand with the Florida Chamber and these local Chambers in opposition to Amendment 2:
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Business Voice of East Central Florida
Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
Daytona Regional Chamber
Destin Chamber of Commerce
Estero Chamber of Commerce
Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce
Greater Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce
Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce
Indian River Chamber of Commerce
Islamorada Chamber of Commerce
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce
Lakeland Chamber of Commerce
Main Street DeFuniak Springs
Manatee Chamber of Commerce
Melbourne Regional Chamber
Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce
Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
Northeast Polk Chamber of Commerce
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
South Lake Chamber of Commerce
St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce
Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
Tavares Chamber of Commerce
Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
Walton Area Chamber of Commerce
West Orange Chamber of Commerce
If you would like to show your company’s or local chamber’s support of keeping this job-killing $15 minimum wage mandate out of Florida’s constitution, please complete the form below.
Recent Articles on Amendment 2
Boca Raton Tribune
- New poll finds minimum wage amendment on edge of passing