January 12, 2012

Speaker Silver Applauds Mayor Bloomberg's Support For Increased Minimum Wage

"I applaud and thank Mayor Bloomberg for joining our call to increase the minimum wage. As I have said, it is wrong to expect anyone - let alone working families - to be able to afford the cost of living today and invest in their future on a salary of $7.25 an hour. Increasing the minimum wage would benefit more than 14 percent of our workforce. Mayor Bloomberg's commitment to helping the more than 1.2 million low wage workers in New York climb the ladder of financial security is welcome news."