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

Background:

Key Facts on Assembly Bill 9148

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)

Testimony:

James A. Parrott, Fiscal Policy Institute - Before the New York State Assembly Labor Committee

Tsedeye Gebreselassie, National Employment Law Project - Before the New York State Senate

Jack Temple, National Employment Law Project - Before the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor

Sign-On Statements:

New York State Clergy Sign-On Statement

Working Families Party Sign-On Statement

Business For A Fair Minimum Wage Sign-On Statement

Civil Society Organizations Sign-On Statement

Media:

Recent Press Clips

The FactsThe Facts

$10.86

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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