NELP Testimony in Support for NY Minimum Wage increase to $21.25 by 2026
New York voters in all regions of the state overwhelmingly support raising the minimum wage to more than $20 an hour. Growing numbers of businesses also support raising the wage to $21.25, which they say is manageable and will help boost consumer spending.
Narrowing the Gender Wage Gap by Raising the Minimum Wage to $21.25 and Eliminating the Subminimum Wage
The record high inflation generated by the pandemic has been rapidly eroding New York’s minimum wage, likely worsening the gender pay gap. The remedy is to first raise the minimum wage to $21.25 downstate and to $20 upstate by 2026, so its value is restored, and then index the minimum wage to prevent it from falling behind again.
New york state should gradually raise the minimum wage to more than $21 an hour by 2026
Raises From Coast to Coast in 2023
64 Cities, Counties, and States Will Raise Minimum Wages on January 1st—Many Reaching or Exceeding $15—With 27 Additional Jurisdictions Lifting Pay Later in 2023
Ten-Year Legacy of the Fight for $15 and a Union Movement
Ten years ago, on November 29, 2012, a group of 200 fast-food workers in New York City—fed up with low pay and roadblocks to organizing—walked out of their jobs demanding a $15 hourly wage and a union. To commemorate the landmark 10-year anniversary of the Fight for $15, this report analyzes the movement’s impact beyond wages.
Testimony of Yannet Lathrop on Maryland HB 698
NELP supports HB 698, which would accelerate the timeline for increasing Maryland’s minimum wage to $15/hr by 2022-2023, and would remove the provision in current minimum wage law that allows the Board of Public Works to suspend wage increases.
Testimony of Yannet Lathrop on Maryland SB 721
NELP supports SB 721, which would accelerate the timeline for increasing Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022-2023, and would remove the provision in current minimum wage law that allows the Board of Public Works to suspend wage increases.
Raises From Coast to Coast in 2022
Workers’ Wages Will Increase in 56 Cities, Counties, and States on January 1—Many Reaching or Surpassing $15 an Hour—With Another 25 Jurisdictions Set to Raise Pay Later in the Year.
Quantifying the Impact of the Fight for $15: $150 Billion in Raises for 26 Million Workers, With $76 Billion Going to Workers of Color
We quantified the impact of the #FightFor15, and it's over $150 billion in raises for 26 million workers. $76 billion of that has gone to workers of color. #RaisesImpact It's time for Congress to catch up and #RaiseTheWage.