Hike hits home
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Hike hits home

By Gregg McQueen

The announcement was made in Foley Square.

The announcement was made in Foley Square.

Exercising executive authority, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on November 10 that he would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour for all state government employees.

Cuomo’s unilateral move, which affects around 10,000 workers, including about 1,000 in New York City, makes New York the first state to hike the minimum wage to $15 for all state employees.

The increase would be phased in gradually over a period of six years. State workers in New York City would start earning $15 an hour by the end of 2018, while those elsewhere in the state would realize their increase by the end of 2021.

Speaking at a rally in Lower Manhattan on November 10, Cuomo said he implemented the change out of fairness to those who struggle to make ends meet.

"We are going to lead the way,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“We are going to lead the way,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“We made a decision a long time ago that if you work full time, you should have a decent lifestyle for you and your family,” said the governor.

He predicted that his move to boost the minimum wage will set an example for other states.

“We are going to lead the way, the nation is going to watch us and we are going to raise up this state and we are going to raise up this nation to a higher level than it has ever been,” stated Cuomo.

In July, New York’s wage board voted to approve an increase in the minimum wage for the state’s fast food workers.

New York State’s minimum wage, currently $8.75 per hour, will increase to $9 for all workers at the end of 2015, as Cuomo, along with other lawmakers and advocates for low-wage employees, continue to champion a future increase to $15 for all workers.

Advocates and elected officials, many who joined Cuomo during the announcement at Foley Square, welcomed the news.

The announcement was made in Foley Square.

The minimum wage will rise to $15 per hour for all state government employees.

Among those present were 199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East President George Gresham; Congressman Charles B. Rangel; City Comptroller Scott Stringer; Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James; and City Councilmember Vanessa Gibson.

“This new minimum wage for state employees shows the strength of the Fight for 15 movement across New York and the nation,” said Make the Road New York Co-Executive Director Deborah Axt. “Today marks an important victory on the road to fair wages for all.”

“Raising the minimum wage benefits all working families,” echoed Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. “[This] will help give every worker the fair shot they deserve.”

 

According to the Governor’s office, the increase will be implemented on the same phased-in schedule currently underway for fast food workers. It is as follows:

According to the Governor’s office, the increase will be implemented on the same phased-in schedule currently underway for fast food workers. It is as follows:

New York City Statewide (excluding NYC)
Min. Wage Effective Date Min. Wage Effective Date
$10.50 12/31/2015 $9.75 12/31/2015
$12.00 12/31/2016 $10.75 12/31/2016
$13.50 12/31/2017 $11.75 12/31/2017
$15.00 12/31/2018 $12.75 12/31/2018
$13.75 12/31/2019
$14.50 12/31/2020
$15.00 7/1/2021

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Por Gregg McQueen

The announcement was made in Foley Square.

El salario mínimo aumentará a $15 dólares por hora para todos los empleados del gobierno estatal.

Ejerciendo el poder ejecutivo, el gobernador Andrew Cuomo anunció el 10 de noviembre que aumentaría el salario mínimo a $15 dólares por hora para todos los empleados del gobierno estatal.

El movimiento unilateral de Cuomo, que afectaría a alrededor de 10,000 trabajadores, incluyendo a unos 1,000 de la ciudad de Nueva York, hace de Nueva York el primer estado en aumentar el salario mínimo a $15 dólares para todos los empleados estatales.

El aumento se aplicará progresivamente en un período de seis años. Los trabajadores estatales en la ciudad de Nueva York podrían empezar a ganar $15 dólares por hora a finales de 2018, mientras que en otras partes del estado notarían su aumento a finales de 2021.

The announcement was made in Foley Square.

El anuncio fue hecho en Foley Square.

En su intervención en un mitin en el Bajo Manhattan el 10 de noviembre, Cuomo dijo que implementó el cambio para ser justos con aquellos que luchan para ganarse la vida.

“Decidimos hace mucho tiempo que si ustedes trabaja a tiempo completo, deben tener un estilo de vida decente para ustedes y sus familias”, dijo el gobernador.

Predijo que su movimiento de aumentar el salario mínimo será un ejemplo para otros estados.

“Vamos a liderar el camino, la nación nos va a ver y vamos a llevar a este estado y a la nación al nivel más alto que hayamos tenido nunca”, dijo Cuomo.

En julio, la Junta de Salarios de Nueva York votó para aprobar un aumento en el salario mínimo para los trabajadores de comida rápida del estado.

El salario mínimo del estado de Nueva York, actualmente de $8.75 dólares por hora, se incrementará a $9 dólares para todos los trabajadores a finales de 2015, mientras Cuomo, junto con otros legisladores y defensores de los trabajadores de bajos salarios, sigan abogando por un futuro aumento a $15 dólares para todos los trabajadores.

"We are going to lead the way,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“Vamos a liderar el camino”, dijo el gobernador Andrew Cuomo.

Defensores y funcionarios electos, muchos de los cuales se unieron a Cuomo durante el anuncio en Foley Square, acogieron con satisfacción la noticia.

Entre los presentes se encontraban: el presidente de 199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, George Gresham; el congresista Charles B. Rangel; el contralor de la ciudad, Scott Stringer; la defensora pública, Letitia “Tish” James y la concejala Vanessa Gibson.

“Este nuevo salario mínimo para los empleados estatales muestra la fuerza de la lucha por 15 movimientos a través de New York y de la nación”, dijo la codirectora ejecutiva de Make the Road New York, Deborah Axt. “Hoy se marca una victoria importante en el camino hacia un salario justo para todos”.

“Aumentar el salario mínimo beneficia a todas las familias trabajadoras”, dijo el fiscal general Eric T. Schneiderman. “[Esto] ayudará a brindar a cada trabajador la justa oportunidad que merece”.