Tell Albany: It’s Time to Raise New York’s Minimum Wage
At $7.25 per hour, New York's minimum wage remains decades out of date. A full-time minimum wage earner in New York brings home just $15,080 per year -- not nearly enough to make ends meet given the state's high cost of living.
19 state across the U.S. have raised their minimum wage above New York's. With low-wage occupations dominating job growth in the post-recession recovery, New York cannot afford to leave it's minimum wage stuck at $7.25 per hour.
Over 30,000 New Yorkers have now spoken out, urging Governor Cuomo and Albany lawmakers to do everything in their power to raise New York's minimum wage.
- 20,214 residents of New York have added their names to the following petition, addressed to Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature: "As New York State residents, we strongly urge you to act immediately and do everything in your power to raise New York State's minimum wage and index it to keep pace with inflation. [Signature List Here]
- 9,863 resident of New York, organzied by CREDO Action, have added their names to the following petition addressed to the New York State Senate: "It is time to raise the minimum wage to jump-start New York’s economy. Stand with working-class New Yorkers today by en- suring passage of the strongest possible minimum wage increase for New York." [Signature List Here]
New York's lowest-paid workers cannot wait any longer. It's time to raise New York's minimum wage.
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