minimum wage

Op-ed: It’s time for Congress to raise the minimum wage
News Op-Ed 4/06/2014 at 11:09AM

It’s been more than four years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage. Hard-working families are doing all they can to make ends meet during the worst economy of our lifetime – but through no fault of their own – feel like they are just slipping further behind.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/26/2014 at 7:37AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Wednesday: Light snow this morning giving way to partly cloudy conditions this afternoon. High near 30. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch. Wednesday night: Clear skies. Low around 15. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/12/2014 at 7:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High near 25. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Cloudy with periods of snow after midnight. Low 23 with temps rising to near freezing. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 90%. About one inch of snow expected.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/28/2014 at 7:56AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Tuesday: Mostly sunny this morning then becoming cloudy during the afternoon. High 19. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday Night: Cloudy. Low 17. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Tuesday Morning Music Club of Douglaston Pianist Hannah Wang plays two compositions by M. Ravel and two compositions by C. Debussy. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/10/2014 at 8:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Cloudy with occasional showers this afternoon. High 38. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%. Friday night: Foggy with rain developing after midnight. Low 37F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. EVENT OF THE DAY: KAIJU Art Exhibition opening reception RESOBOX, at 41-26 27th Street, in Long Island City, is [...]

NY State minimum wage to increase to $8 per hour starting Dec. 31
News Queens Courier Staff 12/27/2013 at 1:34PM

Changes are coming to the state unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation systems, and there will be an increase in minimum wage. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the passage of the state budget in March, 2013, which included raises in the minimum wage to $8 per hour from $7.25, effective Dec. 31.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/27/2013 at 7:25AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Sunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds. High 39. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 32. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: ReMake the Holidays Build and animate a new version of the holiday [...]

Cuomo budget has $21 billion for Sandy relief
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/23/2013 at 2:25PM

Sandy, education and economic development were top priorities in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget, but despite the unexpected costs from the storm, the proposed plan eliminates a $1.3 billion gap with no new taxes or fees. “By making difficult decisions over the past two years we have brought stability, predictability, and common sense to the [...]

Minimum wage workers rally for better conditions
Minimum wage workers rally for better conditions
News Terence M. Cullen 7/24/2012 at 12:47PM

Samul McCalman said he only gets a four or five minute break during his shift that normally runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Although he and his wife work full-time, the Guyana native ­­— who has only lived in the U.S. for about 20 months — said it’s still hard to make ends meet. [...]