Saturday, July 25, 2015

Assemblymember Pichardo: Raise minimum wage for all workers

This came in from Assemblyman Victor Pichardo. We wonder why when the state legislature fails to act, and when Governor Cuomo acts on the issue all the King's men come out with statements. Do something Assemblyman Pichardo, talk is cheap as is what you say.

     “For far too long, my neighbors who depend on minimum wage have struggled to survive. Today’s announcement will significantly raise the income of fast-food workers and help pull many out of poverty – this is a momentous victory for these workers and a proud day for all New Yorkers.

 “While raising the minimum wage for fast-food employees is a major step in the right direction, a minimum wage increase should not be limited to one industry. All minimum wage employees need and deserve an increase in their wages. I will continue fighting to ensure everyone earns a livable wage, because no one who works full time should struggle to put food on the table and a roof over their heads.”

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