New York Push for $15 Minimum Wage in Legislature

State bill would require $15 an hour minimum wage at chains and large businesses

BY Erin Durkin

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sen. Daniel Squadron and Albany legislators announce a bill to require a $15 an hour wage at large businesses.

Big chain stores and other large businesses would have to pay their workers at least $15 an hour under state legislation introduced by Sen. Daniel Squadron.

The mandate would apply to chains that have at least 11 locations nationwide – including big box stores and fast food restaurants – businesses that bring in at least $50 million a year in revenue, and transportation-related businesses like airport contractors.

The $15 minimum would be indexed to inflation.

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/state-bill-require-15-hour-minimum-wage-chains-large-businesses-blog-entry-1.l

and think progress http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/04/17/3427778/15-minimum-wage-new-york-city/

and Gothamist http://gothamist.com/2014/04/17/ny_state_lawmakers_propose_bill_for.php#.

ny times http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/nyregion/new-york-lawmakers-push-to-raise-wages-at-biggest-chains.html?hpw&rref=nyregion

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