In labor victory, fast food workers in New York will get a $15 minimum wage

After three years of campaigning, New York’s fast food workers are getting exactly what they wanted: A $15 an hour minimum wage.

The boost comes as a result of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to convene a Wage Board, which has the power to set a new minimum for the fast food industry’s 200,000 workers in New York without the approval of the state legislature. On Wednesday, the Board recommended that the new floor be phased in, rising to $15 by the end of 2018 in New York City, and July of 2021 for the rest of the state.

Lydia DePillis
Washington Post

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