minimum wage

Raising the Minimum Wage in New York: What Government Could and Should Do.
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 5/16/2012 at 10:58AM

By Assemblywoman Grace Meng On Tuesday, I joined with my colleagues in the State Assembly in voting to raise New York State’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50.  I voted for and co-sponsored this bill because it will have a tremendous positive impact on the lives of working families here in Queens and throughout New York. [...]

Is minimum wage going up?
News Michael Pantelidis 1/31/2012 at 5:27PM

In one of the country’s most expensive cities, workers have to make the most of every minimum – and New York politicians are now planning to “wage” war for their cause. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assembly Labor Committee Chair Keith Wright introduced legislation on January 30 to raise the minimum wage in New York [...]