Raising the Minimum Wage

New York's minimum wage is going up! Thousands of New Yorkers raised their voices and helped the Assembly lead the fight to ensure that hardworking families who earn minimum wage get a raise this year and our effort succeeded. On December 31st, 2014, it increased from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour. The minimum wage will increase again to $9.00 per hour by 2016.

Together we secured a great victory. But our fight - and our work - continues.

The Assembly Majority believes hard working low wage New Yorkers deserve a raise now. That's why we're working to accelerate and expand the minimum wage increase schedule. We want to raise the wage to $10.10 this December 31st, 2015.

The Assembly Majority also recognizes that the cost of basic necessities - food, clothing, housing, medical care, education, utilities and transportation - are going up all the time. That's why we are committed to ensuring that as the cost of these necessities increase, so should New York's minimum wage. A law that ties the minimum wage directly to inflation means working families can keep pace with the increasing cost of living. No family should have to choose between paying rent and putting food on the table.

Please show your support! Sign the petition encouraging legislators to link New York's minimum wage directly to the cost of living and give our hard working New Yorkers a raise!

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