Gov. Cuomo to Create $15 an Hour Minimum Wage for NY State Workers
The Times Herald Record is reporting that 10,000 workers in New York state will see the minimum wage rise to $15 an hour over the next six years.
Governor Cuomo said the increases would be gradual. State workers in New York City would earn $15 an hour by the end of 2018. Workers outside of New York City would also see wages rise, though more slowly, with rates climbing to $15 by the end of 2021. The governor’s office said a total of about 10,000 workers would see a pay raise
New York's basic minimum wage is set to raise from $8.75 to $9 at the end of 2015.
Republicans and other conservative fiscal groups have opposed the proposal from the beginning, saying the move would be disastrous for NY's economy and job growth.
The New York Times reports that Governor Cuomo said on Tuesday that he would act unilaterally for employees on the state’s payroll.
Fast-food workers in the state of NY are already set to receive a raise in annual increments. Those in New York City will receive their raise by the end of 2018. those outside of NYC will receive their raise by July 1, 2021.