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Connections: Should New York State raise the minimum wage during the pandemic?

Dec 18, 2020

New York State is getting ready to raise the minimum wage to $12.50 per hour. That increase will take effect at the end of this year. Business groups are asking the state to delay the minimum wage increase. They argue that the pandemic is a bad time to increase costs for businesses. Workers respond that the increase is long overdue.

Our guests debate it: