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Mon Apr 4, 2016, 01:16 PM

NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Gradually Increasing Minimum Wage To $15

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a law that will gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 and also establishes paid family leave for New York workers.

Cuomo and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton marked the occasion Monday at a victory rally at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan with labor leaders and workers.

PHOTOS: $15 Minimum Wage Rally In NYC

Cuomo said the law will grow the state’s economy and improve New Yorkers’ lives.

“At $9 an hour you can’t afford to raise a family in New York and that’s why we’re going to raise it to $15 an hour to restore fairness and decency,” Cuomo said.


http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/04/04/clinton-cuomo-minimum-wage-law/

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Reply NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Gradually Increasing Minimum Wage To $15 (Original post)
ismnotwasm Apr 2016 OP
shenmue Apr 2016 #1
DemonGoddess Apr 2016 #2
Historic NY Apr 2016 #3
Walk away Apr 2016 #4
SharonClark Apr 2016 #5
DemonGoddess Apr 2016 #6
jmowreader Apr 2016 #7
DemonGoddess Apr 2016 #8

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 01:51 PM

1. Yes!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 01:52 PM

2. K&R!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 05:48 PM

4. So what do we need Bernie for???

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 06:42 PM

5. Gradually raise it - just like Hillary said.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 07:17 PM

6. Yep! A gradual raise will not break the local economies

Now, what's kinda funny, in a sad way, is that the other side is claiming this was all Sanders' idea. This actually was pushed for by OBAMA.

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Response to DemonGoddess (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 07:26 PM

7. More importantly...

Localized $15 minimum wage laws won't kill the economy in areas that can't support that wage level.

Under the Sanders regime, Nebraska businesses are going to have to pay their workers $15 per hour because that's the amount of money you need to have a decent life if you live in The Bronx. It is, however, far more than you need for a decent life if you live in one of the many wide spots in the road you'll find in the Midwest...and it's more than the business owners who live in those wide spots can afford to spend on salaries.

One of the Bernie fans told me, "if you can't afford to pay your employees $15 per hour you shouldn't be allowed to be in business." Well, that's nice...you're going to tell a guy who pays $11 per hour to his workers but who can't afford to pay himself - and a LOT of small businesses are in this exact situation - that he can't be a businessman because he's not doing enough for his workers.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 07:43 PM

8. I so agree with you on that

I know plenty of people, in fact I subcontract for one, who pays us before anything. He often goes a month without much of any kind of income at all from his business, and depending on other things, it often stretches, until he's so far behind personally, he finally HAS to take some money to keep afloat outside of work.

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