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Pay up, LI employers: Minimum wage is rising again

By GREGORY ZELLER // Going up? You bet – minimum wages on Long Island and around New York State are set to rise again. As part of a Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s phased-in master plan, which ultimately targets a statewide $15 minimum wage, Westchester-, Nassau- and Suffolk-based employers are required to pay a $13 hourly minimum as of Dec. 31, with the $15 minimum scheduled to arrive in 2021. In New York City, where the minimum…


The Economic Justice Tour, Long Island, Feb. 23, 2016

The Mario Cuomo Campaign for Economic Justice rolled through Long Island on Tuesday. The Yes We Can Community Center in Westbury was one of the first three stops on the campaign’s “Drive for $15” bus tour, which hit the gas Tuesday morning in Manhattan and also rallied supporters at an afternoon stop in the Bronx. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using the tour to “restore economic justice,” according to his office, by energizing his push to…


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Cuomo orders minimum wage panel

Attention food startups: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered up a state wage board to study the food sector in New York and make recommendations on the minimum wage workers should be paid. Cuomo was rebuffed by lawmakers during the budget process on a proposal to raise the minimum wage for all workers to $11.50 in New York City and $10.50 in the rest of the state. His latest effort, which sidesteps legislators, relies on an…