New York State


A coalition of labor, communtiy, and faith organizations are urging the New York state legislature and Governor Cuomo to raise the state's minimum wage to at least $9.00 per hour and to index the minimum wage to rise each year with the cost of living.

Statement: The New York State Minimum Wage Coalition Praises Path to Raise for Tipped Workers, Condemns Tax Credit for Billion-Dollar Chains in NY Minimum Wage Deal

Poll: A January 2013 Quinnipiac University poll reported that 80 percent of voters in New York support raising the state's minimum wage.

Contact: Andrés Kwon, Senior Organizer at the Center for Popular Democracy,]


Take Action

Twitter: Tweet your support for a $9 #minwage with indexing to @nygovcuomo and @nysenate, and call Governor Cuomo at 518-474-4246 to demand a raise.

Facebook: Visit Dean Skelos on Facebook at and tell him to Raise the Wage!

New York Businesses: Sign-On Statement In Support of Raising New York's Minimum Wage



Fact Sheet: New York Must Not Roll Back the Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers

Minimum Wage Mythbusters Series

Policy Brief: The Economic Benefits of Raising New York's Minimum Wage to $9.00 Per Hour

Fact Sheet: The Training Wage Loophole

Memo: Fact vs. Fiction on Raising New York's Minimum Wage

Background: Additional research on the "job loss myth" and the economic impact of raising the minimum wage.

The FactsThe Facts


How much the federal minimum wage would be if it had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years. Instead, itís $7.25. Learn More


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