Stringer released an analysis Monday saying that increase would boost the pay of 1.2 million city residents by an average of $100 per week.
With attention turning to the fall elections, New York legislators may end their session without voting on a minimum wage increase, medical marijuana, public campaign financing or other high-profile issues.
Fast food workers from around New York state rallied at the Statehouse in Albany Tuesday, demanding a higher minimum wage and calling for the passage of legislation that would let cities and towns set their own wage rules.
Labor organizers are turning up the heat on McDonald’s and other fast-food chains to raise worker pay, with protests in 150 cities in the United States and 33 other countries Thursday.
Protests are planned for May 15 in 150 cities, including Seoul, Rome, Buenos Aires and New York. Workers are seeking a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize.
Baggage handlers, security officers, cabin cleaners and maintenance workers let their voices be heard as the Port Authority votes to force airlines to raise their poverty wage.
New York City’s first Democratic mayor in a generation reflected on his first 100 days in office, largely downplaying middling poll numbers.
The state legislature passed the measure on Wednesday. Under the law, the minimum wage will increase annually until it reaches $10.10 an hour in 2017.
In a move that won the praise of President Barack Obama, Connecticut State lawmakers voted Wednesday in favor of raising the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.
The bill now moves to the Senate, where a vote is tentatively planned Wednesday. It’s possible the House could take up the bill if the Senate approves it.
In January, Port Authority executive director Pat Foye wrote to four airlines demanding their contractors give raises to workers at JFK and LaGuardia and phase in a minimum wage of $10.10.
Standing at the center of a packed gymnasium at at Central Connecticut State University, Obama said raising hourly wages to $10.10 would pull millions of Americans out of poverty.
President Obama has already ordered the $10.10 an hour minimum for certain federal projects. The proposed rate translates to a little more than $21,000 annually.
A post on Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Twitter account said President Barack Obama will be in the state next Wednesday for a “Raise the Wage” event.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has requested state permission to set the wage “consistent with the needs of working people in the five boroughs.”