Post Tagged with: "minimum wage increase"

Zengyun Li of Spicy Village in Chinatown, at right. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Restaurateurs React to Min Wage Hike

Business, East Asian, Labor, Manhattan January 8, 2019 at 3:49 pm

World Journal spoke to Chinese restaurant owners about the impact of higher minimum wages.

Governor-elect Phil Murphy with members of Make the Road New Jersey during his campaign. (Photo via Facebook)

Murphy’s Victory Lifts Hopes of NJ Hispanic Community

Government, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area November 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

As advocates are hopeful that the victory of Gov. Phil Murphy in New Jersey will bring positive changes for Hispanics, the elected governor has named a Latino to run the transition team, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Lucía Campes, owner of Sweet Coffee, would have to lay off staff to confront a minimum wage hike (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Latino Small Businesses Worry About a $15 Minimum Wage

Labor, Latino November 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Latino small business owners warn that Albany’s plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 would hurt them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Héctor Figueroa, President of the 32BJ SEIU union (left,) and Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Workers Raise Their Voices for $15 Minimum Wage

Labor, New York June 16, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Fast-food employees made their case for a minimum wage hike at a hearing scheduled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, El Diario reports.

Madras Mahal owner Nitin Vyas says higher business expenses in New York will not allow an increase in wages. (Photo by reinholdbehringer, Creative Commons License)

Indian-American Businesses Oppose Minimum Wage Hike

Business, Economy, Metro Area, South Asian February 7, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Indian-American business owners worry that they can’t afford to raise workers’ minimum wage to $10.10, as President Obama has recommended, reports News India Times.

Photo by Melanie Bencosme

14,000 Wage Theft Cases Pending in NYS

Government, Labor November 14, 2013 at 11:48 pm

The Coalition for a Real Minimum-Wage Increase held a rally to reveal that its Freedom of Information Act request found that there are 14,000 open cases of unpaid wages at the New York State Department of Labor.

Tapia Alfredo prepares a sub at the Subway on 149th St. in Mott Haven. (Photo by Anika Anand / Mott Haven Herald)

Workers: Proposed Wage Hike Won’t Solve Problem

Bronx, Economy March 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

In the Bronx, where a state senator has proposed raising the minimum wage and tying it to inflation rates going forward, low-wage workers welcomed the proposal but said it doesn’t go far enough, The Mott Haven Herald reported.