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By Mark Mulholland
WNYT TV NBC 13, Albany, Dec 15, 2022

Minimum wage is going up in Upstate New York at the end of this month, and some businesses are cheering it on.

The minimum wage for workers outside New York City [Long Island and Westchester County] is $13.20 an hour.  Effective at the end of the year, it goes up to $14.20 an hour. The minimum wage for fast food workers across New York state is a little higher at $15 an hour. ...

Business For a Fair Minimum Wage, a network of business owners who believe a fair wage makes good business sense, is calling for a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour. It’s currently $7.25 an hour and hasn’t increased since 2009.