[Post-sustainability-committee] NYS Wage Policies - Fight For 15

Scott Carlin Scott.Carlin at liu.edu
Thu Jun 4 18:05:40 EDT 2015

Fight for 15 is a nationwide movement led by Fast Food Workers to raise the minimum wage in the Fast Food Industry to $15/hour.

On April 15, 2015, people in over 40 countries united and marched to demand a raise in the minimum wage. On May 6, 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo published an Op-ed in The New York Times
announcing the creation of a Wage Board to consider raising the wage for Fast Food workers to $15/hour.

The Wage Board will make recommendations on the minimum wage by mid-July.  If the Wage Board determines that the minimum wage in the Fast Food Industry should be raised to $15/hour, the Labor Commissioner can raise the wage without legislative approval. In this effort we are looking for clergy leaders, education advocates, community and religious organizations, and small businesses to show their support.

There will be a Wage Board hearing on Long Island on Thursday, June 18th starting at 12pm at Nassau Community College, College
 Center Building Multi Purpose room. We would love for you to join us and to speak at the hearing. If you are interested in attending or attending AND speaking please contact Olivia Santoro at the LI Progressive Coalition. She can be reached at osantoro at lipc.org<mailto:osantoro at lipc.org> or 516-541-1006 x12.

Low wage jobs are the fastest growing jobs in the nation.  Low wage communities are likely to have lower levels of educational attainment and face greater health risks and higher concentrations of high-polluting activities.

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