Harlem World: Workers, Lawmakers, Business Leaders Rally For Minimum Wage Raises From Harlem To The Hudson

Harlem World Magazine, April 28, 2022

Today, a coalition of workers, community groups, labor unions, and business leaders launched a new campaign to increase the minimum wage across New York State and ensure it never falls behind again. The debut of the new coalition, Raise Up NY, follows the introduction of amended legislation from Sen. Jessica Ramos and Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, chairs of their respective chambers’ Labor Committees. ...

“As a longtime New York business owner, I strongly support this effort to raise and index New York’s minimum wage so it rewards work and keeps up with the cost of living rather than falling behind,” said David Bolotsky, founder and CEO of Uncommon Goods in Brooklyn and member of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. “This is important for workers and businesses. Raising the minimum wage will boost consumer spending, and indexing it will give businesses more predictable, incremental increases to plan around in future years. By paying wages that our workers can live on, we experience lower turnover and see higher productivity and customer satisfaction, which helps us grow and innovate.” ...

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