Connections: The Minimum Wage Debate

Mar 12, 2015

We examine the minimum wage debate, which has heated up in Albany. Governor Cuomo has proposed raising the state minimum wage to $10.50 in 2017 (and $11.50 in New York City). Assembly Democrats have proposed $10.50 in 2017, $12.60 in 2019, and they want to attach the wage to inflation. A coalition of business groups have released a statement opposing any new increase in the minimum wage. Our guests will debate:

Greg Biryla, executive director of Unshackle Upstate
Colin O'Malley, Metro Justice