raising minimum wage http://wamc.org en Advocates, Tipped Workers, Seek Pay Increase from Cuomo Wage Board http://wamc.org/post/advocates-tipped-workers-seek-pay-increase-cuomo-wage-board-0 <p>Advocates for a higher minimum wage are urging for better wages for workers who rely on tips. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised to create a committee to consider raising the minimum rate for the workers, and the groups say they have evidence that an increase is needed. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 94657 at http://wamc.org Advocates, Tipped Workers, Seek Pay Increase from Cuomo Wage Board Survey Says Small Businesses Want A $10.10 US Minimum Wage http://wamc.org/post/survey-says-small-businesses-want-1010-us-minimum-wage <p></p><p></p><p>A new survey of small business owners finds the majority favor an increase of the federal minimum wage.</p><p>It has been widely reported that Republicans contend President Obama's proposed hike to the federal minimum wage would be a job-killer. But that's not how Republican small business owners feel, if a new poll released by the Small Business Majority is any indication.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:56:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 85335 at http://wamc.org Survey Says Small Businesses Want A $10.10 US Minimum Wage POTUS' Call For $10.10/hour Minimum Wage Sparks Debate http://wamc.org/post/potus-call-1010hour-minimum-wage-sparks-debate <p>On the same day he delivered his State of The Union address this week, President Barack Obama announced that he was increasing the minimum wage for federal contractor workers to $10.10 per hour. There’s mixed reaction to the idea...</p><p></p><p>The federal minimum wages stands at $7.25 an hour. Many agree that raising the minimum wage re-adjusts it to 1960s levels; for example, the $1.60 minimum wage of 1968 was worth more than $10.50 in 2013 dollars.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:17:05 +0000 Dave Lucas 82893 at http://wamc.org POTUS' Call For $10.10/hour Minimum Wage Sparks Debate Protesters Greet Cuomo At Manhattan Re-Election Campaign Stop http://wamc.org/post/protesters-greet-cuomo-manhattan-re-election-campaign-stop <p></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:13:15 +0000 Dave Lucas 81999 at http://wamc.org Protesters Greet Cuomo At Manhattan Re-Election Campaign Stop NY Senate approved budget http://wamc.org/post/ny-senate-approved-budget <p>After an all night session, the New York State senate approved a $136 billion budget.</p><p>The Assembly is planning to vote on the budget tomorrow and if it is passed, it will be the third time in a row the state has met its deadline.</p><p>The budget would raise the minimum wage to $9 over three years and offers a $350 rebate to families with children. It includes a tax credit to businesses that pay the new minimum wage and will also increase school aid by about $1 billion.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:14:23 +0000 Jaired Crofut 60781 at http://wamc.org NY Senate approved budget Hotbutton Issue: The Minimum Wage http://wamc.org/post/hotbutton-issue-minimum-wage <p></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:08:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 60212 at http://wamc.org Hotbutton Issue: The Minimum Wage Hotbutton Issue: The Minimum Wage http://wamc.org/post/hotbutton-issue-minimum-wage-0 <p></p><p>While New York is posturing to join 19 other states that have raised their minimum wages above the current federal level of $7.25 per hour, lawmakers in Washington are trying to promote passage of legislation that would hike the federal minimum wage to new heights.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:08:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 60213 at http://wamc.org Hotbutton Issue: The Minimum Wage Marist Poll: two-thirds support raising minimum wage http://wamc.org/post/marist-poll-two-thirds-support-raising-minimum-wage <p>A new Marist College poll finds two-thirds of registered voters in New York support raising the minimum wage.&nbsp;</p><p>Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion Lee Miringoff chats with Alan Chartock on this week’s The Capitol Connection Program , which you can hear Friday night at 10:30, Saturday at 1 or anytime at wamc.org.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:05:40 +0000 Alan Chartock 59305 at http://wamc.org Marist Poll: two-thirds support raising minimum wage