Just moments ago, the New York wage board recommended raising fast-food pay in ALL of New York State to $15 an hour.
This is a HUGE deal. We started the Fight For $15 in New York almost three years ago with a handful of fast-food workers. Now, with this recommendation – we’re on the brink of winning $15 across the state of New York.
The fight isn’t over yet – the wage board’s recommendation will not become law until Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration decides whether or not to implement the recommendation.
The governor convened the wage board in May to determine whether fast-food workers deserve a raise.
Today, they gave their answer loud and clear: YES! Fast-food pay is WAY too low to support our families or pay our rent.
We won in Seattle, in San Francisco, in LA – and now we’re on the cusp in ALL of New York State.
You know, the skeptics were right to call us dreamers: We did dream big.
But we also fought. We fought hard. And today: We. Will. Win.
LA McDonald’s Worker