Monday, April 3, 2023
For too long, working people have relied upon sporadic and unpredictable wage increases [“Raising the minimum wage helps all of us,” Opinion, March 24]. They all feel the effects of the rising cost of living, and low-wage workers, many of whom have families to support, are being hit the hardest.
It’s time that New York breaks the cycle of poverty wages. Long Island’s working families deserve a livable minimum wage. It would not only help workers make ends meet, but it would benefit their employers, who budget better by planning for scheduled increases.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, based in Washington, raising and indexing New York’s minimum wage would benefit more than 2 million workers.