New York board backs $15 an hour for fast food workers

Organizing works—even on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, sometimes. The panel he appointed to look into pay in the fast food industry has recommended wages of $15 an hour for fast food chains with more than 30 stores in New York, to be phased in by 2018 in New York City and 2021 in the rest of the state. Why only fast food workers?Mayor Bill de Blasio has demanded a higher minimum wage in the city to account for its higher cost of living. But neither he nor the City Council has the power to...

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