Yesterday, we reached a turning point in the fight to end income inequality in New York. The Labor Commissioner approved the Wage Board’s recommendation to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour.
This victory will set the tone for improving wage standards for all New Yorkers – and it could not have happened without the courage and strength of workers and allies like you!
Today is a day to celebrate how far we have come. When we unite and organize, we win!
The fight is not over though. Yesterday, Governor Cuomo pledged to fight for a statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour for all workers. It will take all of us continuing to organize and advocate in order to make New York’s minimum wage a living wage for all workers.
We won in Seattle.
We won in San Francisco.
We won in Los Angeles.
And yesterday, we won in New York.
And just for fun —