New York Senators Schumer, Gillibrand Support Increase To Federal Minimum WageThe National Employment Law Project praises the proposal, saying that it would trigger a rise in the minimum wage for 1 million New Yorkers. The efforts come as the number of Americans in poverty are rising and wages are mostly stagnant.
Manhattan Pres. Stringer Wants Bill To Fight Employment BiasA city official says city and state lawmakers need to pass legislation banning bias against the unemployed in hiring efforts.
Governor Paterson To Sign NY Wage Protection BillThe National Employment Law Project, based on a worker survey, estimates New York City employers shortchange their low-wage workers, including those in the retailing and restaurant businesses, by almost $1 billion a year.