Concord, NH – Continuing her “Supporting Small Business” tour, Congresswoman Annie Kuster stopped by Peter’s Images Unlimited Salon & Day Spa to hear from the owner and employees about the owner’s pledge to pay his workers a fair wage. During the stop, the Congresswoman also emphasized her own support for raising the federal minimum wage, so every Granite State worker can have a fair shot in this economy.
“No Granite Stater who works hard at a full-time job should still struggle to take care of his or her family, and I was so inspired by Peter’s story today,” said Congresswoman Annie Kuster. “He took a real stand to ensure that his workers are paid a fair wage, and I believe we must continue to fight to raise the federal minimum wage, so we can put money back into the pockets of our employees and help grow the local economy.”
Peter Kapos, the owner of the Salon, is a strong advocate for raising the minimum wage, and he has pledged to lead by example and raise the minimum wage for his own salon workers to $10.10 an hour. He reached out to the Congresswoman to ask her to make a campaign stop at his salon, and during today’s stop she reaffirmed her own support for raising the federal minimum wage, and chatted with the owner and employees.
Congresswoman Kuster has made job creation and economic opportunity her number one priority since taking office. She is running against a Tea Party opponent who is opposed to raising the minimum wage, and who recently called it a “petty, little issue.”
Kuster has held a series of job fairs across the state, where hundreds of job seekers were connected with dozens of employers looking to hire, and she also authored a Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Agenda, which outlines steps Congress can take to support small businesses and economic growth in the state. Her agenda was based on the hundreds of conversations she’s had with owners, employees, and business leaders, many of which took place during her Congress-At-Your-Company series. This series has allowed her to visit small businesses throughout the Second District and hear directly from them. She continues to hold these conversations through her “Supporting Small Business” tour.