Orlando, Fla. – The Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association, Inc. (FRSA) today announced its opposition to Amendment 2 “Raising Florida’s Minimum Wage” on the Florida Ballot this November 2020. FRSA joins Florida’s business community, including the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida, Associated Industries of Florida, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Home Builders Association, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Florida Petroleum Marketers Association, Florida Farm Bureau, Florida Retail Federation, and National Federation of Independent Business, in opposing Amendment 2.
“FRSA joins Florida’s business community in voicing our opposition to Amendment 2 on the ballot this November,” said FRSA Executive Director Lisa Pate. “This amendment is bad for Florida’s workforce, and it does not belong in our state’s constitution.”
Amendment 2 ballot summary reads: “Raises minimum wage to $10.00 per hour effective September 30th, 2021. Each September 30th thereafter, minimum wage shall increase by $1.00 per hour until the minimum wage reaches $15.00 per hour on September 30th, 2026. From that point forward, future minimum wage increases shall revert to being adjusted annually for inflation starting September 30th, 2027.”
“FRSA strongly opposes Amendment 2, as it would hurt, not help, Floridians get back to work, further adding strain to Florida’s economic recovery,” continued Pate. “Florida’s free-market conditions and skill set should be the driving factors that dictate wages, not government mandates. Our contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and consultants are hurting enough from the pandemic. Raising Florida’s minimum wage now and through our state’s constitution is not the time or the place for this type of change.”
“We encourage Floridians to join Florida’s business community by voting no to Amendment 2 – the job-killing amendment,” concluded Pate.
For a complete overview of Amendment 2, visit https://ballotpedia.org/Florida_Amendment_2,_$15_Minimum_Wage_Initiative_(2020).