Post Tagged with: "minimum wage"

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.

A Korean nail salon in Manhattan (Photo by Jiwon Choi for Voices of NY)

Korean Biz Owners Fret Over Minimum Wage Increases

Business, East Asian, Labor December 19, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Korean business owners say they may have to cut hours or workers or both, reports The Korea Times.

Two of the nail technicians who demonstrated on Tuesday for a higher minimum tipped wage.(Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Demanding an End to the ‘Tipped Wage’

Labor, New York June 21, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Nail technicians and car washers, mostly immigrants, told of their problems with underpayment and wage theft at a New York State hearing on tipped wage jobs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Brooklyn protestor at a $15 minimum wage/Black Lives Matter rally (Photo by Ramon Vera via El Diario)

A Day of Protests in New York

Black, Criminal Justice, Elections 2016, Labor, Latino, Politics April 15, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Around NYC on April 14, rallies and protests were held against Donald Trump, in favor of a $15 minimum wage and to urge the closing of Rikers Island. El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de Mexico USA report on the events.

Diners at a Chinese restaurant (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Businesses Worry About Minimum Wage Hike

Business, East Asian January 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Owners of Chinese restaurants and some food shops are complaining about the business costs of the recent increase in the minimum wage mandated by New York state, reports World Journal.

Lilibeth Gonzalez working at a shoe store on Bergen Avenue. Read what she had to say at Mott Haven Herald.
(Photo by Harini Chakrapani via Mott Haven Herald)

Will Minimum Wage Increases Help in the Bronx?

Bronx, Labor February 11, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Mott Haven Herald takes a look at whether the minimum wage increases in the state will provide relief for Bronx residents.

Hazel Ingram (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Clinton, the $15 Wage and More: One Electoral College Member’s Views

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Elections 2016, Labor, New York October 25, 2016 at 2:53 pm

A 93-year-old woman, the granddaughter of a slave, speaks to Amsterdam News about her support of the $15 minimum wage, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and more.

Protesters against immigrants' raids. (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario/La Prensa)

Anti-Raids and Minimum Wage Protests on MLK Day

Immigration, Labor, Metro Area, Religion January 19, 2016 at 4:03 pm

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Black Lives Matter and ICE-Free NYC activists protested immigration raids, and LaGuardia workers asked for a minimum wage of $15 per hour, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Workers cheering the decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's wage board to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Assesses Minimum Wage Hike

Business, East Asian, Labor July 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Mixed views emerged from the Chinese community in NYC about the July 21 decision to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Mariano Díaz works doing deliveries. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Workers Hope to Get $15 Hourly Wage

Labor, Latino, New York July 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Both inside and outside of the fast food industry, employees hope that the Fast Food Wage Board will recommend a raise, El Diario 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.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

The Fight for $15: ‘They Can’t Ignore Us’

Labor, New York April 16, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Low-wage workers took to the streets yesterday in New York and other cities, demanding a $15 minimum wage and unionizing without fear of reprisal, El Diario reports.

María Hernández, who works at a laundromat, will benefit from the increase in minimum wage. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Minimum Wage Raise: Better, but Not Enough

Labor, New York January 5, 2015 at 12:32 pm

New York State’s minimum wage, despite an increase, is not enough to help some to cover the cost of living in the Big Apple, El Diario reports.

Thousands of fast food employees went on strike yesterday to demand a raise of the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario).

Hispanic Fast Food Workers Join Global Strike

Economy, Labor, Latino, New York May 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm

El Diario/La Prensa interviews Hispanic workers in New York who were among the thousands of fast food chain employees who went on strike to demand a raise in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The $420 that Silvina Azuara earns every month as a cashier is not enough to cover the basic living necessities. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Low-income Latino Families Hang by a Thread

Labor, Latino December 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm

A new study says that about 50 percent of low-wage service workers in NYC barely earn $27,000 a year, which pays for about two-thirds of their basic needs, reports El Diario-La Prensa.