Unshackle Upstate Supports Senator DeFrancisco’s Proposal to Eliminate New York State’s Wage Board

Posted: Sep 16th, 2015

“The minimum wage is an issue that impacts all New Yorkers and should be considered and debated by the state’s elected representatives – not by unelected bureaucrats.

By sidestepping the Legislature and empaneling a biased Fast Food Wage Board, the voices of employers, consumers and taxpayers were silenced. That’s simply undemocratic, and we should not let it happen again.

Unshackle Upstate not only supports this bill, but we oppose the latest call for a 67 percent increase in the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. New York already has one of the worst business climates in the nation; we need to dig ourselves out of this hole, not make it deeper.”

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View Unshackle Upstate’s Memo in Support of S.6049: http://www.unshackleupstate.com/assets/legislative-memos/uumiss6049.pdf