Raise New York’s Minimum Wage
Raise New York's Minimum Wage
A coalition of workers, businesses, and community leaders are organizing to support a bill championed by Speaker Sheldon Silver in the New York State Assembly, which would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 per hour and index it to keep pace with the rising cost of living.
This page provides links to key facts and figures on Speaker Silver's proposal, sign-on statements of support for members of the faith, civil society, and business communities, as well as recent press coverage of the campaign to raise New York's minimum wage.
For more details, contact: Andrés Dae Keun Kwon, Raise NY’s Minimum Wage Campaign Director, akwon AT workingfamilies DOT org
Report - A Welcome Boost for New York: The Case for Raising the Minimum Wage (Fiscal Policy Institute)
Memo - Fact vs. Fiction on Raising New York's Minimum Wage (NELP and Fiscal Policy Institute)
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
Mayor Vetoes San Diego Minimum Wage Increase; Council Considers Override - KPBS
August 11, 2014
The fifth anniversary of the last increase of the federal minimum wage (press conference)
July 28, 2014
Following Historic Seattle Agreement, Chicago Becomes Next City to Consider $15 Minimum Wage
May 28, 2014