Why this Matters
For My Organization
"...there is solid evidence that when employees are paid better and given more opportunities within a company, they respond in ways that help offset the additional costs. For example, a study of home health care aides in Los Angeles found that a $1 dollar increase (from $8 an hour to $9 an hour) reduced turnover by 17 percentage points." - The Washington Post
For New Orleans
Laws that support a living wage or higher wage standards do not lower the number of jobs available (or lower job growth) and ensure that tax dollars aren't spent subsidizing poverty wages, but contributing to better livelihoods for all.