In an article for the Baltimore AFRO newspaper, writer Krishana Davis explored how a proposed minimum wage increase could affect African American business owners.
The proposed act, titled the America Rebuild Act, would raise the minimum wage 85 cents per hour per year. That’s a total increase of 27 percent.
Business owner Terrence Dickson, who owns an eatery in Baltimore, Maryland, already has 5-8 employees and is worried about the potential wage increase.
“Twenty seven percent is a dramatic increase,â€ said Dickson to AFRO. “Where am I going to get the other 27 percent? Either hire less people and have them do more work or increase profits by 27 percent.â€
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