New York’s rising minimum wage
Governor Cuomo has signed legislation that will increase the minimum wage to $15 in parts of New York, raising the government-mandated wage floor 67 percent above the scheduled 2016 minimum wage of $9. By forcing employers to pay so much more, this extreme proposal ultimately could cost New York at least 200,000 jobs, according to Empire Center research. We built this website to help New Yorkers learn more about what the $15 minimum wage means for them.
- Higher Pay = Fewer Jobs – a $15-an-hour minimum wage could cost New York at least 200,000 jobs.
- Making Work Pay – the Earned Income Tax Credit offers a better tool to combat poverty than a higher minimum wage.
- Testimony by E.J. McMahon to the Senate Labor Committee – Jan. 7, 2016
- Wage hike is silent jobs killer – E.J. McMahon, Crain’s New York Business – Dec. 11, 2016
- Unsavory roots of the minimum wage – E.J. McMahon, NY Torch – Mar. 1, 2016
- Fending off Cuomo’s $15 fetish – E.J. McMahon, New York Post – Feb. 24, 2016
- A better way to help the working poor – Russell Sykes, Albany Times Union – Feb. 17, 2016
- Senate Labor Committee hearings on the $15 minimum wage proposal – NY Senate
- Not his father’s wage subsidy? – NY Torch
- The Empire strikes back – Crain’s New York Business
- Report: $15 Minimum Wage Will Cost 200K Jobs – Capital Tonight
- A $15 wage would cost jobs – NY Post
- Less profit, less profit, less profit – NY Torch
- Even smart liberals balk at $15 minimum – Alex Armlovich – NY Daily News
- Cuomo’s wage proposal in context – NY Torch
- E.J. McMahon on Live from the State Capitol with Fred Dicker – WGDJ
- E.J. McMahon on Capital Tonight with Liz Benjamin
- Going for broke on wages? – NY Torch
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