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New York Minimum Wage

The $15 Minimum Wage Raises Up All of New York

George Gresham | Posted 04.19.2016 | New York
George Gresham

With the passage of the $15 minimum wage, we have proudly rebuked the right-wing ethos that only values extreme wealth, and we are leading our entire nation toward a more just future where hard work is rewarded with fair pay.

From Making Fries to Making History: How 10 Million Workers Won $15 an Hour

Anggie Godoy | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Anggie Godoy

The way working people win justice is by joining together and taking a stand. Our wins this week from coast to coast show more than anything the power of workers organizing.

New York Reaches Deal To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics

By James Odato ALBANY, New York, March 31 (Reuters) - Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders reached a deal on Thursday to raise New York...

Why Jewish New Yorkers are Fighting for $15

Stosh Cotler | Posted 03.03.2016 | Religion
Stosh Cotler

In our proudest moments, New Yorkers have set the standard for all Americans to follow. The vote before our state Senate is another occasion for New Yorkers to come together, prove the doubters wrong and demand a better life for ourselves and our families.

There's Something Missing In The Fight For A $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business

New York's women are on the verge of a huge win as the state gets closer to a $15 minimum hourly wage. That would be the highest of any state in the c...

Syracuse Mayor Raises Minimum Wage For City Employees To $15

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

The mayor of Syracuse, New York, raised the minimum wage for city employees to $15 an hour on Wednesday, a move that will be effective immediately. Th...

Making Change: How Workers Like Me Are Winning the Fight for $15

Alvin Major | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Alvin Major

For workers like me, $15 an hour means being able to feed my family without worrying that we're taking money we need for the gas or water bill or for bus passes. It means being able to see my kids grow up. It means real change in our lives.

New York Governor Calls For A $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

If Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his way, all New York's workers will earn at least $15 per hour. Cuomo, a Democrat, announced his support Thursday for a plan...

Why Won't the Media Admit That New York's New Minimum Wage Policy Will Be Good for Business?

Aaron Pacitti | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Aaron Pacitti

In an economy where corporate profits are at record highs while average wages have stagnated for decades, we don't have to choose between economic justice and common economic sense. It is possible to improve living standards for workers without bringing business to its knees.

New York State Calls For $15 Minimum Wage For Fast Food Workers

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business

A panel convened by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) recommended Wednesday that the state set a minimum wage of $15 expressly for New York's fast-food w...

New York Governor Will Propose Raising The State's Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Sunday that he plans to submit a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour in New York City and $1...

1.2 Million New Yorkers Could Get A Much-Needed Raise

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

Everyone knows New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. But did you know its inflation-adjusted minimum wage ranks among the lowe...

New Yorkers Strongly Back Hiking The Minimum Wage

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, June 12 (Reuters) - New Yorkers strongly back hiking the minimum wage, a poll showed on Thursday, while their support for the police depar...

Rebecca Hiscott

This Artisanal Pickle Maker Pays His Workers $16 An Hour | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Factory workers at Brooklyn Brine, a 5-year-old artisanal pickle purveyor headquartered in, well, Brooklyn, make a starting wage of $16 pe...

Faith Leaders Leading the Fight Against Income Inequality in New York

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

All throughout history, clergy of all faiths and denominations have been deeply involved in the fight for civil rights and for fair treatment for all people. Now faith leaders are helping to lead the fight against income inequality.

New York State: The New Oklahoma?

Tsedeye Gebreselassie | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Tsedeye Gebreselassie

At a time when cities and states are working to address economic inequality and fight poverty by passing minimum wage increases, why would a state hamstring its cities from setting a higher minimum wage?

Fast Food Workers Hold Strike In NYC

| Posted 07.29.2013 | New York

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner MIDTOWN — Workers planned to rally at several major fast-food chains throughout the city Monday to demand higher ...

A Bad Deal for New York's Low-Wage Workers

Camille Rivera | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

By their nature, compromise agreements don't make everybody happy, but the new minimum wage deal that cleared the State Legislature is a particularly lousy compromise.

Analysis: New York's Minimum Wage Increase Would Fall Short

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business

New York is reportedly close to raising the state minimum wage to $9 per hour by 2016: the same minimum wage that President Barack Obama proposed intr...

Minimum Wage Increase Coming To New York

Posted 03.18.2013 | New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly close to striking a deal with New York lawmakers to raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour over the course of the n...

Increasing and Indexing the Minimum Wage: Taking a Real Stand for Workers' Rights

Camille Rivera | Posted 03.27.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

The need for reasonable wages that allow workers to live and support families in New York is real. These workers aren't asking to get rich, they just want to be able to work full-time and know that they can pay their bills.

Minimum Wage Hike a Key Ingredient for Economic Recovery in New York

Jeffrey Furman | Posted 03.12.2013 | New York
Jeffrey Furman

Many companies stress the importance of "teamwork" as a vital practice for the success of their business -- and yet, far too many businesses hesitate to ensure that the values of collaboration and reciprocity are reflected in their pay scales as well.

Cuomo Threatens Fight Over Minimum Wage

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 02.12.2013 | New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that he won't get involved with a State Senate battle for control -- unless lawmakers don't comply with his agenda...

New Poll Reveals Big Support For Minimum Wage Hike

Posted 05.14.2012 | New York

A new poll conducted by Siena College is revealing big wins for Democrats with more than three-quarters of New Yorkers supporting a minimum wage hike ...

New York's Families Need Minimum Wage Increase

Gordon Campbell | Posted 07.11.2012 | New York
Gordon Campbell

The Occupy Wall Street movement has drawn the nation's attention to these economic issues, starting a necessary dialogue, but we need legislative action to help those toiling away for next to nothing.