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New York Minimum Wage

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 06.30.2014 | 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 ...

Unions: Walmart Campaign Contributions Influenced NY Minimum Wage Deal

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business

ALBANY, N.Y. — Several labor unions say more than $400,000 in contributions by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. since 2010 helped bring about the creation o...

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.

The Fight for a Minimum Wage Increase in New York State

Ruben Diaz Jr. | Posted 07.04.2012 | New York
Ruben Diaz Jr.

Once, New York's minimum wage was a national leader, now our state must not fall behind and continue at the forefront of progressive policy initiatives. It's time to rebalance the scales. It's time for New York to raise the minimum wage.

Bill Could Raise Minimum Wage In New York

Posted 01.30.2012 | New York

All that talk about income inequality may be having its effect in Albany. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan ) is proposing a bill to raise ...