Much has been made of the recent agreement between the Working Families Party and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the state’s minimum wage and whether cities and counties should be able to set their own minimums.
It was an historic moment for those of us in organizations like the WFP, New York Communities for Change, Make the Road New York and UnitedNY who have been fighting for years to make New York a more equitable place. Until now, that was just not possible while millions of men and women earned an inadequate minimum wage — one that often does not allow workers to put food on the table, buy new shoes for their children or cover the train fare to get to work.
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