A changing of the leadership in Washington D.C. has resulted in a change to the agenda as well. As you are likely aware, there is a serious push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
An increase in the minimum wage of that magnitude would be difficult for our industry. It would also be detrimental for the entry level job holders whose positions would be reduced or eliminated as we adjust our budgets. In addition, our senior league bowlers on fixed income would be hit particularly hard as we will have to aggressively increase prices to cover our increased labor costs.
We would encourage you to reach out to your federal delegation of elected officials and communicate to them the reality of the unintended consequences of increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Attached is a template for a letter if you would like to use it. However you choose to engage your elected officials, we encourage you to do so. Let us know if we can be of help to your participation in the political process on this most important matter.
Government Affairs Committee