Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) stopped in Alexandria Monday to hear from MOM’s Organic Market owner Scott Nash (in the yellow shirt) about why he believes it’s important to pay his employees above the current minimum wage.
Kaine then spoke with employees and discussed his support for raising the minimum wage – legislation that is expected to come before the Senate this week or next.
MOM's Organic Market founder and owner Nash spoke out last week at the U.S. Capitol to highlight the benefits of raising the national minimum wage. Joined by a group of Senators, small business owners who already pay more than the minimum wage said paying more than the minimum wage has improved their profits, employee retention and other aspects of business.
Democrats are championing raising the minimum wage up to $10.10 an hour, along with an increase in tip wages. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.