Increase in federal minimum wage doesn’t affect New Yorkers, but nearly 300,000 would be helped by state legislation

July 22, 2008. Although the federal minimum wage is set to increase on July 24, New York needs state legislation to move the purchasing power of the minimum wage closer to historic levels – and to a level that can keep a family of three out of poverty. By increasing the minimum wage, New York would improve the lot of workers without disrupting the labor market. Press release, full report.

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