November 10, 2015

Speaker Carl Heastie Statement on Governor Cuomo's Plan to Raise the Minimum Wage for State Workers

As outspoken supporters of a higher minimum wage, the Assembly Majority commends Governor Cuomo for continuing to uplift New York's working families. In pledging to raise the minimum wage for state workers making below $15 an hour, the Governor has sent a clear message to workers that we understand their struggles and believe in their right to receive adequate wages. In the Assembly, we believe in leading by example so I am pleased to announce that we will undertake efforts to ensure that all our employees are paid in a manner that is consistent with the recent wage board's recommendations. We will continue to lead the fight for meaningful wages and we look forward to the Governor's support in fulfilling our promise to bring the same economic relief and stability for workers across all sectors.