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)
Election Day Could Bring Raises To 680,000 Low-Wage Workers - FiveThirtyEight.com
October 30, 2014
Red states consider minimum wage hike - MSNBC.com
October 29, 2014
Living Wages, Rarity for U.S. Fast-Food Workers, Served Up in Denmark - New York Times
October 28, 2014