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.


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