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Tonight! KFC Worker Nequasia LeGrand on the Colbert Report

Tonight, KFC worker Nequasia LeGrand, will be featured on the Colbert Report to talk about the Fast Food Forward Campaign. Find out more about Nequasia by checking out this incredible profile in the L.A. Times: Rousing workers to seek higher wages By Alana Semuels Naquasia LeGrand, 22, works at two KFC restaurants in New York […]

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New York State Legislature being pushed by advocated to raise minimum wage

ALBANY N.Y. – The New York State senate labor committee will be reviewing six bills that would increase the state’s minimum wage Monday morning. According to the Department of labor minimum wage for New York State is $8 an hour. Governor Cuomo has expressed his support for a $10.10 minimum wage. Dozens of fast food […]

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Small businesses in New York need a minimum wage hike to $10.10 and the ability to set wage floors above the state level

Small business owners like myself across New York have something to cheer about following Gov. Cuomo’s recent pledge to raise the minimum wage to $10.10, index it to inflation, and allow localities to set their wage floors above the state level…. DAVID BOLOTSKY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/small-businesses-minimum-wage-hike-article-1.1820520#ixzz34N1QoYgL

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A Path to Victory for 3 Million Workers

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 […]

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What Happens When Low Wage Workers Suddenly Get a Living Wage?

In October of last year, the union for the employees working at Resorts World Casino, one of the most successful casinos in the country [PDF], struck a deal that effectively doubled the salaries for 1,400 of the roughly 1,700 employees. The employees went from making $10-$12/hour to $20 or more, plus benefits, essentially overnight. This […]

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