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Congressman José E. Serrano stands in solidarity with members of 32BJ SEIU at a rally outside Bronx Borough Hall to demand fair wages and work benefits. (03/11/2015)

Profile America: Minimum Wage

Friday, January 5th. The business world was confronted with a new idea on this date in 1914. That’s when Henry Ford announced that he would reduce the workday from nine to eight hours, and pay his factory assembly line workers […]

by · January 5, 2018 · Profile America

Profile America: Minimum Wage

On this date in 1914 Henry Ford announced that he would reduce the workday eight hours, and pay a minimum wage of $5 a day,

by · January 5, 2017 · Profile America
Op-Ed: There’s a reason to celebrate the New Year: Wage Gains for Low-Wage New Yorkers

Op-Ed: There’s a reason to celebrate the New Year: Wage Gains for Low-Wage New Yorkers

There’s a reason to celebrate the New Year: Wage Gains for Low-Wage New Yorkers By George Gresham, President, 1199SEIU Although these are trying and uncertain times, members of 1199SEIU have reason to celebrate. In 2017, all 1199ers working in New […]

by · December 25, 2016 · Labor, Op Ed
Office of the NYS Governor

Healthcare Workers Laud Minimum Wage Budget Agreement

The homecare and healthcare workers of 1199SEIU, the healthcare union that has been helping to lead the Fight For $15, are celebrating the historic budget agreement that has put New York State on the path to a $15 minimum wage. […]

by · April 1, 2016 · Government, Labor
Op-Ed: A NEW MINIMUM WAGE WILL CAUSE MAXIMUM DAMAGE

Op-Ed: A NEW MINIMUM WAGE WILL CAUSE MAXIMUM DAMAGE

A NEW MINIMUM WAGE WILL CAUSE MAXIMUM DAMAGE by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) The $15 per hour minimum wage dilemma we currently face didn’t start with a discussion. It didn’t start with a piece of legislation or with […]

by · March 27, 2016 · Op Ed
Vernuccio’s View: Increased Minimum Wage Increases Unemployment

Vernuccio’s View: Increased Minimum Wage Increases Unemployment

Increased Minimum Wage Increases Unemployment By Frank Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.     The debate over raising the minimum wage has become a significant factor in the presidential contest. The evidence indicates that, contrary to the claims of Senator Sanders and […]

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

NY A.G. PENS OP-ED ON THE $15 MINIMUM WAGE

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman wrote an op-ed in the New York Daily News on the minimum wage. Highlights from the op-ed are below: ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM: We can address this problem in one of two ways. The […]

by · March 14, 2016 · Government, Jobs, News
Mayor de Blasio Promises $15 Minimum For All City Workers

Mayor de Blasio Promises $15 Minimum For All City Workers

Mayor’s announcement guarantees 50,000 city employees will make $15/hour by end of 2018    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a $15 minimum wage for all City government employees and employees who provide contracted work for the City at […]

Profile America: Minimum Wage

Profile America: Minimum Wage

MINIMUM WAGE The business world was confronted with a new idea on this date in 1914, when Henry Ford announced that he would reduce the workday from nine to eight hours and pay his factory assembly line workers a minimum wage […]

by · January 5, 2016 · Profile America
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Cuomo’s wage proposal in context |Empire Center for Public Policy

Cuomo’s Wage Proposal In Context by E.J. McMahon  How would a proposed $15-per-hour statewide minimum wage compare to current pay ranges and historical precedents in New York? One useful standard of comparison is the federal government’s estimate of the median wage […]

by · September 15, 2015 · Government, Labor, Op Ed

Singapore has a problem-The working poor

By Kevin Lim SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Every day, through eyes clouded by glaucoma, Peter witnesses the spending power generated by Singapore’s economic success, knowing he can only afford to look. The 54-year-old shopping mall security guard is part of Singapore’s […]

by · December 28, 2013 · Features