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Bill Introduced To Increase Minimum Wage In New York

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When I first started working at 16 minimum wage was only just increased to $7.15 an hour. Of course that was a few years ago and now minimum is at $7.25 an hour. Not much of an increase considering the rising cost of living now a days, but that may change for New York State Soon.

WIBX is reporting that Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver introduced a bill in the State Capitol to increase minimum wage.

Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver has introduced a bill that will raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 an hour. That’s a 17-percent increase. The bill also contains what Silver calls a groundbreaking provision which would ensure the minimum wage is annually adjusted for inflation. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the state with the highest minimum wage is Washington.

What was minimum wage when you first started working?

[via WIBX]

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