Workers in New York state will see their hourly wage jump from $8 to $8.75, while it will rise in New Jersey from $8.25 to $8.38.
Protesters outside a Walmart in North Bergen are taking part in a national movement from Los Angeles to Washington.
Bill Clinton is throwing his political weight behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for re-election.
Christie went on to accuse Democrats and President Barack Obama of focusing on the issue because the country’s economy hasn’t been growing fast enough.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is crossing the border into Connecticut to campaign with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
At least three people wearing McDonald’s uniforms were hauled away by police officers after standing in the middle of a busy street near Times Square Thursday morning.
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.