/ Modified aug 11, 2021 11:57 a.m.

Opponents: prop raising Tucson’s min wage would burden small businesses

The Tucson Metro Chamber has come out against the Tucson Minimum Wage Act.

In November, voters in Tucson will decide if minimum wage workers in the city deserve a raise. The Tucson Minimum Wage Act would see it gradually increase from $12.15 to $15 by 2025. Opponents include the Tucson Metro Chamber. Chamber President Amber Smith issued a statement last month that said small businesses would be hardest hit by the initiative, in part because it would force them to raise costs and put them at a disadvantage compared to businesses located just outside city limits. Smith discussed the chamber’s concerns and offered up solutions geared toward helping workers improve their incomes without raising the minimum wage.

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