Hundreds of fast food workers and supporters protested outside New York City restaurants Thursday to demand higher wages for their low-paying jobs.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said Wednesday evening that they have reached a state budget agreement, which would include raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour over three years.
The New York State Assembly approved a bill Tuesday night that would increase the minimum wage to $9 hour and provide for automatic further increases tied to inflation.
“We did a lot of fact checking, but actually we wound up writing about very little,” factcheck.org’s Eugene Kieley told WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot.
Pitching his budget proposals to an audience at City College on Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said one of his top priorities is raising the state’s minimum wage.
Gov. Chris Christie’s conditional veto returns the bill to the Legislature suggesting that lawmakers scale the increase back by 25 cents, to $1 per hour and phase in the increase over three years.
Cuomo’s inclusion of the bill in his 2013-14 budget proposal muted some opposition and makes a deal appear to be within reach.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo next week will deliver his third State of the State address, setting an agenda that was set to include gun control and raising the minimum wage.
The New Jersey Legislature on Monday sent a bill to the desk of Gov. Chris Christie that would raise the state’s minimum wage by $1.25, to $8.50 per hour.
The New Jersey Legislature is expected to send Gov. Chris Christie a bill increasing the minimum wage after the Assembly takes a final technical vote on Monday.
The measure passed 23-16 without a single Republican vote in the affirmative.
Advocates for the working poor rallied in Albany Monday, urging state government leaders who are poised to raise their salaries in coming weeks to also raise the minimum wage and replenish food banks for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
The New Jersey State Senate Budget Committee on Monday voted to increase the state’s minimum wage by $1.25 per hour.
The civil complaint alleges that Chrebet paid less than minimum wage and failed to pay overtime at his Social Sports Kitchen in Uniondale, N.Y.
Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.
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