Workers Speak Out
"The minimum wage is not enough, I only make enough to pay for transportation and babysitting" - Nancy Reyes
"When I asked my manager why I still have not gotten the increase to $8/hr, she said it is the government's problem, not theirs." - Edgar Juarez
Why Demand an
“We were disappointed that the minimum wage increase in New York State was so low that it would still not provide bring full-time workers out of poverty." -Noreen Connell, former Presdident, NOW-NYS
New Yorkers are facing a crisis. How can we pay for these high rents, buy food, and raise a family on $9 an hour?
We urge Gov. Cuomo to right the wrongs in his new minimum-wage law by acting now to raise the minimum-wage to at least $10/hr, and stop discriminating against tipped workers and older workers.
STOP ignoring the epidemic of wage theft--enforce and strengthen the labor law now!