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Michigan Business Community Fighting Minimum Wage Increase

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(WLNS) - Michigan's business community is forming a coalition to kill any increase in the state's minimum wage.

The first meeting was held Tuesday and 6 News Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick was there.

Some of the business leaders in this room want no part of the minimum wage increase, which is likely to be on the ballot this November if a petition drive is successful, but the business folks are looking at how to kill it.

Anti-Wage Strategy
(1) Go to Court (to block petition drive)
(2) Undermine Petition Drive
(3) Fight it on Ballot
(4) Ask Lawmakers to Act

Leaders of the petition drive to boost the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour are confident they can get the signatures to place this on the ballot.

The major manufacturers in Michigan are likely to join the coalition to kill the minimum wage. If the minimum wage goes up, the wages they pay on the shop floor will go up too.

* Video that ran with this story at 11pm on February 25th mistakenly showed the wrong press event. We apologize for the error.

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