FPI-NELP Response to Empire Center/American Action Forum Report on Governor Cuomo’s Proposed $15 Minimum Wage
November 5, 2015. James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist of the Fiscal Policy Institute, and Paul Sonn, General Counsel and Program Director of the National Employment Law Project, released this response to the Empire Center/American Action Forum report Higher Wages, Fewer Jobs. The report predicts significant job losses if Governor Cuomo’s proposal to increase New York’s minimum wage to $15 is enacted.
The Empire Center/American Action Forum report uses outdated economics that ignores both the troubling gap between wage … (read more)