Statement: “The analysis that we have seen, the studies and research that we’ve seen, is that 80 percent of small businesses already pay better than the minimum wage,” City Council President Todd Gloria said at a June 16 press conference.
Determination: Mostly True
Analysis: City Council President Todd Gloria and others pushing a minimum wage hike say they want to ensure fair wages for workers – not endanger small businesses.
At a June 16 press conference, Gloria emphasized that few small businesses will be forced to boost worker paychecks if the $11.50 minimum wage proposal passes. After all, he said, research shows 80 percent of them already pay their workers more than the minimum wage.