First published in the July 30 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
It is about time Burbank raised the minimum wage in the city and should at least conform to the level set by the city of Los Angeles.
Employees of companies that have to bid on contracts, both public and private, are particularly harmed by a low minimum wage as the bidding company is forced through the competitive process to offer the lowest wage rate.
Higher minimum wages help the economy as this money is spent immediately and on necessities, mostly at local businesses.
If a burger costs a few cents more, it’s a price we should be prepared to pay.