As of Jan. 1, 2014, workers making minimum wage will earn $8.25 an hour, $1 more than they do currently.
A federal judge ruled this week that exotic dancers at a Midtown strip club are protected by labor laws and entitled to be paid at least a minimum wage.
A push has been launched in New York City to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers and allow for unions in the industry.
Brooklyn-based fast food workers employed by McDonald’s, Papa John’s and Domino’s will reportedly conduct a pro-union walkout during Friday’s dinner hour.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker and State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver may be opponents in the U.S. Senate race, but they are teammates in pushing voters to approve raising by $1 the current minimum wage, which stands at $7.25 per hour.
Two years after a sexting scandal drove him from the U.S. House two years ago, Anthony Weiner is now trying to revive his political career with a run for New York City mayor.
The House voted 89-53, with eight lawmakers not voting, to pass the bill. The vote came nearly a week after the state Senate approved the legislation.
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.