Washington, D.C. (February 11, 2021)—Today, the Job Creators Network Foundation is launching a multi-faceted campaign to unmask Amazon’s thinly veiled attempt to kill its small business competitors. Amazon has been running op-eds and advertisements urging lawmakers to more than double the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. After nearly a year of pandemic-related shutdowns, a $15 minimum wage could be a deathblow to the thousands of small businesses already hanging on by a thread.
Elaine Parker, President of the Job Creators Network Foundation, recently published an op-ed calling out Amazon for their $15 minimum wage advocacy in the Los Angeles Daily News. Read her op-ed here and a statement reacting to the launch of the campaign below:
“Amazon executives may be fooling the mainstream media into believing their push for a higher minimum wage is to help workers, but small businesses aren’t falling for their tricks. Although Main Street may not be the intended target of Amazon’s minimum wage hoodwink, it’s certainly an added benefit. More than doubling the federal minimum wage will crush small business competitors across the country and could eliminate 2.7 million jobs. This campaign is just one of many ways the Job Creators Network Foundation is following through on its mission to educate Americans about the real world impact bad government policies have on businesses, their employees and the economy.”