x

Economy

N.Y. State OKs $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-food Workers

 

ALBANY — New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour — the first time any state has set the minimum that high.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration formally approved the proposal Thursday. And the Democratic governor says he believes that wage should be extended to all workers.

Fast-food workers say the current $8.75 wage forces many into poverty.

The minimum wage hike for them will be phased in over three years in New York City and over six years elsewhere in the state. It will apply to some 200,000 workers at large chain restaurants.

A group of restaurant owners is considering a legal challenge to the increase.

DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press

 

RELATED

WASHINGTON — For all the sound and fury about raising the nation's debt limit, most economists say federal borrowing is not at a crisis point .

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.