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Post date: November 10 2015

Statement from A.G. Schneiderman on Decision to Raise the Minimum Wage for State Workers

NEW YORK—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement today on Governor Cuomo’s decision to raise the minimum wage to $15 for state workers:

“I was proud to call for a wage board in April, and we have seen long overdue steps this year taken to provide thousands of workers in New York the livable wage they deserve. It is unconscionable that there are hardworking men and women of this state who work full time, yet still live in poverty.  I applaud Governor Cuomo's decision to give state workers the raise they deserve. Raising the minimum wage benefits all working families, and will help give every worker the fair shot they deserve. From combating wage theft to fighting for a higher minimum for all, my office will continue to be at the forefront of the effort to protect workers.”