minimum wage

Cuomo Building On Minimum Wage Campaign

Sep 22, 2015

The push to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in New York is getting some help from union financed advertising, but it still has its opponents.

Business Council Admits $15 Wage A Potential Reality

Sep 17, 2015
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

The leader of the Business Council  says her group will fight New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, but concedes that the legislation may become law soon.

Cuomo's $15 Minimum Wage Questioned

Sep 14, 2015
Pat Bradley/WAMC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the new legislative session will be pushing for a bill to raise the minimum wage for all workers to $15 an hour, but some say it could backfire and result in fewer jobs.

New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour — the first time any state has set the minimum that high.

Bill Owens: Flat Wages?

Sep 8, 2015

Recent jobs data demonstrates that while employment continues to grow, wages have remained flat. There is speculation about the reasons with many economists offering different, but inconclusive analysis.

Unemployment Down, But Dream Jobs Still Out Of Reach

Aug 30, 2015
Acadia Otlowski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In New York and Connecticut, unemployment is at 5.4 percent, the lowest it has been in seven years. Nationwide, unemployment has dropped its lowest levels since the recession, giving those entering the workforce more opportunity. But for many, that elusive dream job is still out of reach. 

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  Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’ll try to get the state legislature to broaden an increase in the state’s minimum wage beyond fast food workers, but the newly appointed Deputy Majority Leader of the State Senate is throwing some cold water on that plan.

Cuomo, who used his executive powers through a wage board to phase in a $15 an hour rate for fast food workers, says next he wants to try to get a similar increase through the state legislature next year. Earlier, he spoke about his desire to increase the minimum wage for all workers.

$15 Or Bust

Aug 2, 2015

  The plan to give most of New York state's fast-food workers a $15 minimum wage is taking another step toward reality. 


 

New York's Wage Board has finalized its recommendation endorsing a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in chain restaurants.

Minimum Wage Hike Raises Larger Question

Jul 23, 2015
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

While supporters are declaring victory over New York’s new higher minimum wage for fast food workers, the action, by a state wage board, highlights a larger question: why are so many in the state dependent for their livelihoods on what are essentially entry level workforce jobs?

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