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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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MARK-VIVERITO ‘READY TO BEGIN HEARINGS’ ON MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE TO $15

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said she would like to see the minimum wage in the city increased to $15 an hour, reports the Daily News. What Mark-Viverito is proposing is nearly double the city’s current minimum wage of $8. But she said she is ready to convene hearings on the matter. BROOKLYN […]

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