The Assembly bill would increase the minimum wage and the tip-wage for food-service workers (A.38).
Key components of the bill:
- increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 an hour starting January 2014;
- increase the tip-wage for food-service workers from $5.00 to $6.21 an hour in January 2014; and
- link the minimum wage and the tip-wage to the rate of inflation beginning January 2015. This would ensure that as the cost of living goes up, the wage will go up.
With income inequality rising, the Assembly Majority realizes how important it is to revive the spirit of shared prosperity and the dignity of hard work. By increasing the minimum wage, more money would go in the pockets of those most likely to spend it, helping boost our local economy. The Assembly Majority believes that no one who works full time should have to struggle as much as minimum-wage earners currently do.
To join the fight to increase the minimum wage for New York's hardworking families, please sign the petition.