December 2, 2020

$15 Minimum Wage will Further Hurt Kosher Community

Washington, DC…The drumbeat for a $15 minimum wage is getting louder especially in a Biden administration. The kosher community, which has suffered a great deal during the Covid-19 pandemic, fears that a $15 minimum wage will force many to cut back on their labor force and as a result on service. Particularly concerned are restaurant owners who are still reeling from the devastating 2020 business. Kosher supermarkets also fear that any increase, such as is being proposed in many states, will merely “push prices to consumers even higher.” Of those reached by Kosher Today, there was fear that the increase would cause smaller businesses to close.” One plainly said: “If you have a little mom/pop grocery store and you have 3 employees, increasing the minimum wage will really be pushing it.”