A hike in the state’s minimum wage will boost the economy and benefit everyone

“This is an important step, it has been a while since the minimum wage has gone up in New York, and people are struggling to survive,” said Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), an active member of the coalition. A step that, without a doubt, was made possible in good measure by the awareness of the terrible economic inequality brought about by the Occupy Wall Street movement.

“This is not the end by any means, we will keep fighting to forge a path out of poverty for low-wage workers,” said Appelbaum who sees the bill as a logical extension of the Living Wage movement in the city. Read the full story.

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