Thursday, March 23, 2023
A coalition is fighting to increase the minimum wage for New Yorkers to $21.25 by 2026.
Members of the Raise UP NY coalition held a press conference in Uniondale last week, urging New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state legislature to raise the state’s minimum wage. Advocates say that on Long Island it should be raised by 2026, and then adjusted automatically each year to keep up with not only rising costs of living but also gains in worker productivity.
“The current minimum wage doesn’t reflect the cost of living,” Deepti Brambl, CEO of Floral Park-based Kaylaan, a provider of oral care products, said in a statement.