If Riverside residents previously voted overwhelmingly to support both increasing the minimum wage and providing workers with paid sick days, why did our representatives not follow the wishes of the people? Ellen Hamilton was the only trustee to do the right thing.

Does the village business community really believe that local residents will drive to a store in a surrounding community just to save a few cents on a purchase? 

Is five sick days a year and $13 and hour (by 2020) too much to ask our local businesses to compensate their workers?

Too bad, Riverside had the opportunity to set an example to other communities that soon will be voting on this measure.

Swing and a miss.

Michael and Michelle Cronin


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